Consumer Alert On Car Seats Overstated
Remember last week, when Consumer Reports released the results of their crash tests on infant car seats? And said results reportedly contained alarming data regarding the low safety ratings that most American infant car seats received? Well, never mind.
Consumer Reports was forced on Thursday to retract a damning report on infant car seats after the federal government said test crashes on the seats were conducted at drastically higher speeds than the magazine had claimed.Nice. Jewish Blogmeister tells us here that he actually got rid of his car seat after he saw the poor ratings it had received in the Consumer Reports study. I would venture a guess that he isn't the only scared parent of an infant to have done so in the wake of the Consumer Reports article, only to find out the results were grossly misstated.
The revelation amounts to an embarrasment for the trusted consumer guide, and a relief to parents who were frightened about their babies' safety after the original report came out.