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    Talking I saw my first live crash test!

    I was at Dorel today and saw a live side impact crash test. Whoa it was COOL! I got to talk to other car seat geeks at the company too. This only made me more anxious to get certified next month!

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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    Of course what we all want to know:

    1. what were the criteria for the side impact test?
    2. what seat did they test?
    3. did the seat pass?


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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGranola View Post
    Of course what we all want to know:

    1. what were the criteria for the side impact test?
    2. what seat did they test?
    3. did the seat pass?


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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    Can we add question #4?

    Okay, let's.

    #4: Why were you at Dorel?
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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    insert :smiley eating popcorn:
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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    I was at Dorel today because they were having a grand opening of their new car seat check station! They now have at least 80 CPST's on staff. Plus they started their own Safe Kids chapter here.
    They test the seats at 35 mph. It was the Complete Air being tested then and it did pass.


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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    Added video to the main post


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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    you lucky!



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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    that video made me love the air wings on my CA even more!
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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    Soooo jealous!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    So I guess even though there's no standards for side impact testing, they don't test it by just throwing it against a wall like people often suggest...

    Very cool and thanks for the videos!
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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    Quote Originally Posted by lovemybabies924 View Post
    that video made me love the air wings on my CA even more!


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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    That's neat!

    Do you know what dummy they used? How much it weighed?
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    I didn't get to ask about the dummy size but my guess is the 3 yr old dummy. They said they have been pushing for the government to set a side impact standard for car seats for years now but it's just not going anywhere fast.
    I also got to see how they test chest clips, infant seat handles, etc.
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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    Nice! I commented on their FB page that they should have RF'ed the model for the article.
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    Re: I saw my first live crash test!

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGranola View Post
    So I guess even though there's no standards for side impact testing, they don't test it by just throwing it against a wall like people often suggest...

    Very cool and thanks for the videos!
    They completely changed some of my thoughts on Dorel. Now if I can only get inside the other companies.....


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    I wish I could work there so I could play!

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