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  1. Latest CRS Ch-ch-ch-changes

  2. Breaking news… • What is the upper weight limit of CRS to be approved under FMVSS 213? • 35 • 40 • 65 • 80

  3. Breaking news… • Never use a carrying handle in the upright position when using an infant seat in the vehicle • TRUE • FALSE

  4. Breaking news… • Always use the top harness slots in a convertible seat when using it forward facing • TRUE • FALSE

  5. Breaking news… • Orbit is the name of a car seat • TRUE • FALSE • Keyfit is the name of a car seat • TRUE • FALSE • CR 56A is the name of a car seat • TRUE • FALSE

  6. 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

  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

  8. FMVSS Changes • New test dummies • 12 month CRABI • 3 year old Hybrid III (34 pounds) • Weighted 6 year old (added to 62 pounds) for 50-65 pound restraint testing until new 10 year old dummy is available.

  9. New seats. New Rules. • New manufacturers • Innovative belt paths • Upper weight limits • Carrying Handle • Harness slots

  10. Recognize these names? • Chicco • Orbit • Recaro • Sunshine Kids • Team Tex • Triple Play • Safeguard Just because you don’t recognize the name, doesn’t mean they aren’t safe seats.

  11. IO RF lower weight limits • From “Birth” • Graco Assura • Combi Connection • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio • ALERT: Graco SnugRide and Comfort Sport now rated at 5 pounds • >4 pounds • Chicco Key Fit • Britax Companion • Britax Baby Safe • Compass 1400 LP

  12. RF Upper weight limits • Read labels • 30 pound limit • Britax Boulevard/Decathalon/Marathon • Sunshine Kids Radian 65 or 80 • Fisher Price Safe Voyage • Graco SafeSeat

  13. Compass: I 400 LP • 4 – 22 pounds • Up to 30” in height • Lock off • Must use with base • Shoulder belt positions adjust without unthreading and rethreading the harness • www.compassbaby.com

  14. Combi Connection • Unusual belt path • Starting on side of base where lap belt is attached to vehicle, route belt up over outside of blue belt guide, into belt slot, down the outside of the base and across the bottom of the base to the opposite side (fig. c). • On opposite side of car seat, thread vehicle lap belt up between base and blue belt guide and place lap belt into belt slot on blue belt guide and down over outside of blue belt guide (fig. d). • Buckle belt and check that vehicle lap belt is not twisted and lays flat across bottom of base. • NOTE: When installing with a lap and shoulder belt, route only the lap belt through the base, DO NOT route the shoulder belt through base.

  15. Combi Connection When using vehicle lap and shoulder belts, shoulder belt may be used for additional support. Place shoulder belt around back of Combi Connection™ (fig. e) and through the vehicle shoulder belt guide on back of car seat shell (fig. f). If shoulder belt is too short to go around back of Combi Connection™, position shoulder belt against vehicle seat back (fig. g). Do not route shoulder belt through lap belt guides on either side of car seat.

  16. Carrying Handle: Graco: SnugRide and SafeSeat

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

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

  19. Tripleplay: Sit-n-Stroll • RF to 30 pounds • FF 20 - 40 pounds

  20. Safety 1st: Apex 65 • 3 position head rest • 2 position recline • FF harness 20-65 pounds • BPB 30-100 pounds • 57” height limit • Safety First • www.safety1st.com

  21. Graco: Toddler SafeSeat • 20 to 40 lbs • 43” height limit • Reclines while installed in vehicle. • Graco • www.gracobaby.com

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

  23. Forward Facing Weight Limits • Carefully read labels • Parents often mistake total weight for harness weight • Some examples: • Britax Boulevard: 5-33 pounds RF, 20-65 pounds FF • Britax Decathlon: 5-33 pounds RF, 20-65 pounds FF • Britax 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 (dep on model) • SafeGuard Child Seat: 22-65 pounds • SafeGuard Go: 30-60 pounds, tethered, 40-60 pounds as BPB • 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

  24. Bases Loaded • Dream ride may now only be used as a car bed (May 2005) • Evenflo Embrace 5 infant seat • Must be used with a base • 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

  25. Orbit Rotating Base

  26. SafeGuard: Go • Must use tether • With harness • 30 – 60 pounds • 34 – 52” height limit • As BPB • 40 – 100 pounds • 43 -57” height limits

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

  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

  29. Aftermarket DOES NOT EQUAL Non-approved

  30. How about this one? • By Graco • For Graco seats

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

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

  33. Taking action • Where do you go if you have a question or notice a possible problem? • Caregiver empowerment

  34. Resources • Field trip! Check out the latest models in person. • Manufacturer web sites • Manufacturer customer service • Many have techs on staff who speak your language

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

  36. When in doubt, check it out!