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Concern over child car seat safety here CBS is crisp and clean there's almost universal agreement that small kids are safest in a car seat in the back will be very clear about that but safety advocates would tell you keep your kid in the harness carseat until they grow out of it this one is for kids up to sixty five pounds then move them into a booster seat even though this says it's good for forty pounds and up the boosters lift the kids up so the seatbelt fits a bit like it would for an adult this was to see by the way says it's good for kids thirty pounds and up that crash test is something that the seat maker just doesn't want to see Jillian brown was a five year old in constant motion she was about to start kindergarten in two thousand sixteen when her world changed I mean her parents Jane Lindsay and the first thing I did was look back to the check on the girls Lindsay was driving her two daughters Chilean and Samantha to daycare when they were hit on the driver side near their Long Island home Gillian was hunched over I couldn't see her face I know that they took her out first they had her laid out on the trunk and they were doing CPR Julian was the furthest from the impact strapped into or even flow big kid booster seat while Samantha in a different car seat and Lindsay recovered from their injuries Gillian never will she was internally decapitated left paralyzed from the neck down a ventilator now keep her alive how has life changed from that day to today completely yeah every day sound he was you know to care for the Browns are now suing even flow but the company says her booster performed as designed in Julian's injuries were primarily due to the severity of the crash and or driver error her car seat meets or exceeds federal standards and was side impact crash tested but there's no federal standard for that test and videos of even flows crash tests obtained by pro publica should booster seats passing even though the child size test dummy is tossed about like a rag doll I think the word that I use to describe them initially was horrific human beings just aren't built to survive that amount of movement we showed the video to Dr Ben Hoffman a lead author of car seat recommendations for the American academy of pediatrics when you want your child is sick to perform like that now and there's no way I would want a child who I know or knew or love to to be put into a scenario like that Kirstie with the harness fares better in the crash test the test dummy largely stays in place in the booster seat the dumbing slips out of the seat belts shoulder restraint during depositions obtained by pro publica evenflo employees explained the only way to fail the company's crash test is if the dummy falls completely out of the seat or of the seed itself breaks one saying we side impact test our seats but I don't think we say that we offer any type of side impact protection engineer Eric Dolly it knowledge is the movement scene in the crash test where they could lead to serious injuries you can have a contact or something in the vehicle other occupants so injuries like using injuries death serious injury serious injury for years the academy of pediatrics has recommended kids stay in a car seat with harness restraints for as long as possible and should not switch to a booster seat until at least forty pounds matching Canadian regulations until.

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