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New test standard increase safety for kids

In Europe the E-standard for testing car seats/child restraints has been criticized for not testing the force the neck of the child is subject to during an impact. Most car accidents involving a child getting injured is caused by the tremendous force to the neck. As you may have heard, the weight of a child’s head compared to the rest of the body and the size of the neck makes them much more vulnerable in accidents.

Test of car seats for kids reveals flaws in several models

Crash tests of car seats performed by the Swedish consumer magazine Råd & Rön in May found large differences between different models and manufacturers. The crash tests were performed in a slightly higher speed than usual (64 km/h instead of 50 km/h, that’s 40 mph instead of 31 for US visitors). Read on to see the result.