We didn't post about the original consumer's report, as we heard from many sources that it wasn't good report and that the reports were based on US models not Canadian.Magazine Retracts Child Car Seat Danger Story
One of the world's most trusted magazines came out with a startling study on the perils of using some car seats for your kids.
Consumer Reports indicated the restraining devices weren't as safe as some parents had been led to believe.
But now, in a stunning reversal that's highly embarrassing for the non-profit publication, the editors have been forced to retract their original story.
It turns out the tests were conducted at higher crash speeds than the authors originally claimed. The earlier contention had the seats failing "disastrously" in impacts of 60 kilometres an hour.
But now Consumer Reports indicates it has since received new information from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the speed of the tests, which may actually have been closer to 110 km/h.
Therefore, the publication admits, the tests can't be considered accurate.
Transport Canada had assured all along that the standards on the seats in this country were different from their U.S. counterparts, and there was nothing for parents to fear. As it turns out, it appears they were the ones who got it right.
Here are the seats that were in question but now seem to have been cleared:
Baby Trend Flex-Loc Adjustable Back
Graco SnugRide with EPS
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP
Safety 1st Designer
Combi Centre ST
Eddie Bauer Comfort