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    Car Seat Testing Information Available?

    It seems like most car seat companies release statements stating that their seat is "the safest" or exceeds US safety standards. Well, I'd like to see the data to back up those statements. Do you know if companies typically release their test data? Is there a place where I can find this information.

    And what car seat out there has actually tested as the safest seat (assuming it fits car, is used properly etc.)?

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    I've never heard a company call their seat 'the safest' but exceeding US standards can simply be higher weight limits or something similar if the seat does more than the minimum required its exceeding the standards. I dont think you can view test results and i dont think most ppl would know how to interpret the results if they were available (i saw a sample once i only understood about half of the numbers)

    The safest seat is exactly that, one that fits your child, you car, budget, and is is easy enough to use you do it right every time. All seats must meet the same standards and those standards are very safe. Certain features make some seats better than others (like 5 pnt harness vs plastic shield) but in the end if they are used right they will help save a child's life.

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