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    Question Can clipping a tray to a childs seat be dangerous?

    I want to create a childs activity tray that children will use in cars for my A-Level design course.
    Can anyone please tell me if this could injure a child if the car were involved in a crash?

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    Any aftermarket products that do not come with the seat from its manufacturer are not advisable. They may void the manufacturer's warranty.

    Additionally, if it's not been crash tested, it could be a problem in a crash. It sounds like a high risk for projectiles. Remember that anything not fully secured inside the vehicle's cabin will continue to travel at the speed the car was traveling right before impact. Think about the tray you'd like to design and imagine it traveling at 30 mph (or faster) towards the occupants of the car....there is a great risk of injury.

    To summarize, articles not fully secured can be projectiles in a crash...and articles fully secured to a child restraint could void the warranty at best and--at worst--possibly cause the restraint to malfunction in a crash.
    YES I am a certified CPS Technician...Internet advice is never the same as having someone actually look at your seats, your kids, and your car. Have your seats CHECKED by a Technician.

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