Safety is first and foremost a top feature when looking for a car seat. Car seats have to meet certain standards and also be comfortable for our kids. Britax, manufacturer of car seats, strollers, baby carriers and accessories, manages to do both with theirinnovative Head Safety Technology.
To get the word out about child passenger safety (CPS), Britax is partnering with Safe Kids USA, actress/CPS technician Ali Landry and Spokesmoms.com to spread awareness and to educate parents about the importance of child safety seats and the best practices for a car seat '?? as to avoid injury and in some instances, death.
This incentive is also part of Child Passenger Safety Week, September 18 '?? 24, 2011 where parents can learn more about head impact injuries that are both the most common injuries that occur during front and side impact crashes, but also the leading cause of vehicle crash-related deaths for children up to 12 years old (source: Child Injury Led Design and the Children'??s Hospital of Philadelphia 2010). You can even win a car seat yourself where during Safety Week, Landry and other celebrities will be signing select Next Generation convertible car seats that will be given to lucky winners through a sweepstakes held on September 30th. Also, from September through December, 2011, Britax will be having car seat sweepstakes at www.BritaxUSA.com/HeadSafety/Gallery.
Some additional features of the Britax head safety technologies include:
- A re-engineered lower center of gravity that allows the child to sit lower and creates stability in the event of a crash.
- Integrated steel bars that strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash.
- Britax SafeCell Technology is designed to compress in a crash '?? lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of a child seat.
- Their car seats contain a two-point attachment that is used to anchor the top of the car seat - minimizing forward-rotation and reducing forces from a crash.
For more information about Britax Head Safety Technologies, please visit www.BritaxUSA.com.
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