Booster seat review - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Booster seat review

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A new study shows some booster seats may not position children properly in their seat belts.

A review of booster seats conducted by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute found that 13 booster seats don't put children in the best position to be protected in a crash.

The study shows the 13 seats listed may increase restraint use by making children more comfortable, but they don't position belts for optimal protection.

However, experts say parents should not interpret the evaluations to mean that poorly rated seats are not effective.

The federal government recommends car seats for children up to 40 pounds and booster seats for children over 40 pounds until they are eight years old or four feet, nine inches tall.

Here is a listing of the seats:

Best Bets

  • Combi Kobuk,
  • Fisher-Price Safe Voyage (with plastic clip),
  • Graco TurboBooster, Britax Monarch,
  • Britax Parkway,
  • Fisher-Price Safe Voyage (highback),
  • LaRoche Bros. Teddy Bear,
  • Recaro Young Style,
  • Volvo booster cushion and Safeguard Go when it's used as a backless booster.

Good Bets

  • Highbacks Combi Kobuk,
  • Graco TurboBooster and Safety Angel Ride
  • Ryte, and combinations Recaro Young Sport and Safety 1st/Dorel Apex 65, when used as highbacks.

Not Recommended

  • Compass B505, Compass B510,
  • Cosco/Dorel Traveler,
  • Evenflo Big Kid Confidence,
  • Safety Angel Ride Ryte,
  • Cosco/Dorel Alpha Omega,
  • Cosco/Dorel (Eddie Bauer) Summit,
  • Cosco Highback Booster,
  • Dorel/Safety 1st (Eddie Bauer) Prospect,
  • Evenflo Chase Comfort Touch, Evenflo Generations,
  • Graco CarGo Zephyr,
  • Safety 1st/Dorel Intera.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Body of missing 6-year-old Lynnwood boy found in dumpster

    Body of missing 6-year-old Lynnwood boy found in dumpster

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:55 AM EDT2017-10-17 14:55:10 GMT

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - The body of 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko has been found in a dumpster at an apartment in Lynnwood, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department says there is evidence he was the victim of homicide.Major Crimes detectives are now investigating and a 19-year-old male has been taken into custody. He is a relative of the boy. The boy was reported missing at about 5 p.m. Monday.

    >>

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - The body of 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko has been found in a dumpster at an apartment in Lynnwood, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department says there is evidence he was the victim of homicide.Major Crimes detectives are now investigating and a 19-year-old male has been taken into custody. He is a relative of the boy. The boy was reported missing at about 5 p.m. Monday.

    >>
  • Trisha Yearwood to miss 2 Spokane Garth Brooks shows

    Trisha Yearwood to miss 2 Spokane Garth Brooks shows

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:21:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced on Tuesday that Trisha Yearwood will miss two of the seven Garth Brooks shows in Spokane next month due to scheduling conflicts.  On Thursday, November 9 Trisha will be finishing the filming of her cooking show, and on Tuesday, November 14 she will be filming the CMA Christmas Music Special in Nashville. She will perform at the other five shows in Spokane. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced on Tuesday that Trisha Yearwood will miss two of the seven Garth Brooks shows in Spokane next month due to scheduling conflicts.  On Thursday, November 9 Trisha will be finishing the filming of her cooking show, and on Tuesday, November 14 she will be filming the CMA Christmas Music Special in Nashville. She will perform at the other five shows in Spokane. 

    >>
  • Woman punched in the face at Montana homecoming game

    Woman punched in the face at Montana homecoming game

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:21:25 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - After a fight at the University of Montana homecoming football game in Missoula this weekend, a Helena woman was left with two black eyes. "The next thing I know is I am bleeding all over the place and I have no idea what happened," said Nancy Collick, the alleged victim. Nancy is still in shock and has been seeing different doctors to get her eyes and nose checked out.

    >>

    MISSOULA, Mont. - After a fight at the University of Montana homecoming football game in Missoula this weekend, a Helena woman was left with two black eyes. "The next thing I know is I am bleeding all over the place and I have no idea what happened," said Nancy Collick, the alleged victim. Nancy is still in shock and has been seeing different doctors to get her eyes and nose checked out.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/