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Child Car Seat Regulations Being Reviewed

A review of child car seat regulations is on the way, under order from the Secretary of Transportation .

That's in response to a Chicago tribune investigation which found video showing child car seats failing and flying during a crash.

The purpose of the tests, conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was to determine the safety of vehicles "not" the child car seats. According to the paper, 31 of the 66 infant seats tested in frontal crashes "either separated from their bases or exceeded injury limits."

Those tests were never publicized, and the federal agency says it is analyzing the results. Some of the car seat manufacturers believe the seats were improperly installed, a point the government disputes.

In response to the article, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ordered a "complete top to bottom review of child safety seat regulations".


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