NHTSA Proposes Tougher Car Seat Safety Standards

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 7:12 PM EST) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a rule Wednesday that would require manufacturers to prove their children's car seats protect users during side-impact crashes, rather than just front-end collisions.

In connection with the proposal, the agency has developed a side-impact car seat test that manufacturers would use to show their products can reduce the forces transmitted to a child's head and chest during a side crash and prevent the child's head from hitting a buckled side door.

The proposal would apply to all car seats...
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