There's a new car seat hitting the market that parents are sure to want to check out. It's made by Britax Child Safety Inc. and has what the engineers call "Revolutionary Head Safety Technology", offering 360 degree protection. It's a redesign which reduces the risk of head injury in an accident and goes well beyond what the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration requires of car seat manufacturers.
These are some of the features of the seats, making this possible:
* A re-engineered lower center of gravity that 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.
* Patent-pending Britax “SafeCell" Technology with SafeCells that are designed to compress in a crash. This significantly lowers the center of gravity and counteracts the forward rotation of the child seat, which normally propels the child toward the front seat.
* Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether® anchors the top of the car seat, minimizing forward-rotation and reducing crash forces reaching the child.
You can click the link for a video which explains the technology.
Parents in the Athens, GA, area can be entered to win one of these seats at the baby shower being held at Rattles & Rhymes Baby Store in Athens on August 7th. The store will also be conducting car seat safety checks for parents who make an appointment in advance. Britax VP of Engineering and New Product Development Ron Marsilio will be showing customers a preview of the new line of BRITAX car seats featuring Revolutionary Head Safety Technology at the event.