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  1. Latest CRS Ch-ch-ch-changes Prepared by the National Child Passenger Safety Board Rev. Feb. 2009

  2. New Child Restraints • New Manufacturers • New Appearance • New Weight Limits • New ways to use Latest CPS Changes

  3. Breaking news… • Orbit is the name of a car seat • TRUE • FALSE • Keyfit is the name of a car seat • TRUE • FALSE • ISOFIX is the name of a car seat • TRUE • FALSE Latest CPS Changes

  4. Breaking news… • Orbit is the name of a car seat • TRUE - Rear-facing only restraint with a unique rotating base. Also has a rebound plate and a knob in front for tightening the installation • Keyfit is the name of a car seat • TRUE - Rear-facing only restraint that comes with one-pull central LATCH tightening feature, spring-loaded leveling foot, and level indicators on both sides of base • ISOFIX is the name of a car seat • FALSE – ISOFIX stands for "International Standards Organisation FIX". It is the version of LATCH used in European and other countries. Latest CPS Changes

  5. Breaking news… • Which of the following seats has a harness weight limit of 80 pounds? • Sunshine Kids Radian 80 • Britax Marathon • Britax Regent • A, B and C • A and C Latest CPS Changes

  6. Breaking news… • Which of the following seats has a harness weight limit of 80 pounds? • A and C • Sunshine Kids Radian 80 – Convertible harness can be used from birth to 80 lbs. Folds flat for carrying. • The Britax Regent – Forward facing only for children 1 year and up from 22 to 80 pounds Radian 80 Regent Latest CPS Changes

  7. FMVSS Changes • August 1, 2005 • Performance standards for CR up to 65 pounds • New test requirements • Bench seat with more sloped cushion (15°) • More reclined seat back (20 °) • Crash pulse changes to allow test speeds closer to 30 MPH Latest CPS Changes

  8. FMVSS Changes • New test dummies • 12 month CRABI (Child Restraint and Air Bag Interaction) • 3 year old Hybrid III (34 pounds) • Weighted 6 year old dummy for 50-65 pound restraint testing until new 10 year old dummy is available (weights are added to the 6 year old dummy until it weighs 62 pounds) Latest CPS Changes

  9. New seats. New Rules. • New manufacturers • Innovative belt paths • Higher upper weight limits • New rules for Carrying Handle position • New rules for Harness slot use Latest CPS Changes

  10. Recognize these names? • Chicco • Orbit • Recaro • Sunshine Kids • Team Tex • Triple Play • Safeguard These child restraints all meet or exceed the requirements of FMVSS 213. Just because you don’t recognize the name, doesn’t mean they aren’t safe seats. Latest CPS Changes

  11. Infant Only Rear Facing with lower minimum weight limits • From “Birth” • Graco Assura • Combi Connection • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio • ALERT: Graco SnugRide and Comfort Sport (convertible) rated at 5 pounds • >4 pounds • Chicco Key Fit • Britax Companion • Britax Baby Safe • Compass 1400 LP Latest CPS Changes

  12. New Rear Facing with Higher Upper weight limits • Read labels • 30 or more pound limit • Britax Boulevard/Decathlon/Marathon – 33 pound limit rear facing • Sunshine Kids Radian 65 or 80 • Fisher Price Safe Voyage • Graco SafeSeat • Check the height limit as some children reach the upper height limit before they reach the upper weight limit. Latest CPS Changes

  13. Compass: I 400 LP • 4 – 22 pounds • Up to 30” in height • Lock off – recommended to use at all times. • MUST use with base • Shoulder belt positions adjust without rethreading the harness • In vehicle – multiple handle positions now OK • www.compassbaby.com Latest CPS Changes

  14. Combi Connection –Check out the belt path Latest CPS Changes

  15. Combi Connection Belt Path - continued Always look in the manuals! Latest CPS Changes

  16. Carrying Handle: Graco: SafeSeat Always look in the manuals! Latest CPS Changes

  17. Britax: Companion • Anti-rebound bar • Built-in lock offs • RF 4 – 22 pounds • 30” height limit • Britax • www.britaxusa.com Latest CPS Changes

  18. Sunshine Kids: Radian 65/Radian 80 • Folds flat • Steel alloy frame • 5 shoulder strap positions • 3 buckle slots • Rear Facing 5 – 33 pounds • FF to 65 or 80 pounds, depending on seat • Sunshine Kids • www.skip.com Latest CPS Changes

  19. Tripleplay: Sit-n-Stroll • Rear Facing to 5 - 30 pounds • Forward Facing 20 - 40 pounds Latest CPS Changes

  20. Safety 1st: Apex 65 • 3 position head rest • 2 position recline • Forward Facing harness 20-65 pounds • Belt Positioning Booster 30-100 pounds • 57” height limit • Safety First • www.safety1st.com Latest CPS Changes

  21. Graco: Toddler SafeSeat • Forward Facing only • 20 to 40 lbs • 43” height limit • Reclines while installed in vehicle. • Graco • www.gracobaby.com Latest CPS Changes

  22. New belt path: Recaro Young Sport • Forward Facing Only • Innovative belt path • 20 - 40 pounds with harness • 30 - 80 pounds as belt positioning booster seat • www.recaro-nao.com Shoulder Belt path Lap Belt path Latest CPS Changes

  23. Forward Facing Weight Limits • Carefully read labels • Parents often mistake total weight for harness weight • Some examples: RF – Rear Facing --- FF Forward Facing • Britax Boulevard, Decathlon & Marathon: 5-33 pounds RF, 20-65 pounds FF • Britax Regent: 22-80 pounds, tethered • E-Z-On 86Y Harness: 66-168 pounds, tethered • E-Z-On Kid Y Harness (with Ride Ryte): 30-80 pounds, tethered • E-Z-On Vest: 20-168 pounds, tethered • Fisher Price Safe Voyage Deluxe: 5-33 pounds RF, 20-55 pounds FF • RideSafer Travel Vest (small): 35-60 pounds, tethered • RideSafer Travel Vest (large): 50-60/80 pounds (depends on model) • SafeGuard Child Seat: 22-65 pounds • SafeGuard Go: 30-60 pounds, tethered, 40-60 pounds as BPB (Belt Positioning Booster) • Safety 1st Apex 65: 20-65 pounds, 40-100 pounds as BPB • Sunshine Kids Radian 65 5-33 pounds RF, 22-65 pounds FF • Sunshine Kids Radian 80 5-33 pounds RF, 22-80 pounds FF Latest CPS Changes

  24. Bases Loaded • DreamRide may now only be used as a car bed (May 2005) • Orbit Infant Seat • Rotating base with rebound plate and front-knob for adjustment • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio infant seat • Now can be installed with or without base • Compass I400LP • Must be used with base Latest CPS Changes

  25. Orbit Rotating Base Latest CPS Changes

  26. SafeGuard: Go • As Belt Positioning Booster • 40 – 100 pounds • 43 -57” height limits • Must use tether • With harness • 30 – 60 pounds • 34 – 52” height limit Latest CPS Changes

  27. Ride Safer Travel Vest • Use with lap belt (with tether) • Use with lap-shoulder belt • 35 – 60 pounds (size - sm) • 50 – 80 pounds (size - lg) • Force absorbing clips Latest CPS Changes

  28. EZ on Vests (examples) • Heavy duty tether • Good for lap-only belts • Behavioral or health-related needs for additional upper body protection • Adjustable 103Z Vest • 20 - 168 pounds • 86Y Harness • 66 – 168 pounds Vest Y-Harness Latest CPS Changes

  29. Non- regulated DOES NOT EQUAL Non-usable If the child restraint manufacturer tests the non-regulated (aftermarket) product, and says it is OK to use with their product – then we may use it, but only with their products Latest CPS Changes

  30. How about this one? • By Graco • For Graco seats Use only with Graco child restraints, because Graco says it is OK. Latest CPS Changes

  31. Misuse • What are you seeing in the field? • Selection • Installation • Harness Latest CPS Changes

  32. Common Misuse • Same as always… • Loose installation • Loose harness straps • “Graduation” too early • Using Locking Clip when not needed • Not using available lock offs Latest CPS Changes

  33. Taking action • Where do you go if you have a question or notice a possible problem? • Check the child restraint Owner’s Manual • Contact the child restraint Manufacturer • Caregiver empowerment • Teach the caregiver where and how to find the answers Latest CPS Changes

  34. Resources • Field trip! Check out the latest models in person. • Use the Manufacturer web sites • Call/e-mail Manufacturer customer service • Many have techs on staff who speak your language Latest CPS Changes

  35. Resources, continued • LATCH Manual • www.SafeRideNews.com • Child Restraint Manufacturers Instructions (CRMI) • www.carseat.org • Fellow techs  think critically. Latest CPS Changes

  36. When in doubt, check it out!Read Instructions, call manufacturer Latest CPS Changes

  37. Take the Quiz: http://www.cpsboard.org/ceus_quiz2.htm#quiz Latest CPS Changes