Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Safest Car Booster Seat List 2011

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The  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released their updated list of safe car booster seats for kids. A record number of 31 seats are listed on the “Best Bets” list, meaning that they correctly position a vehicle safety belt on a typical 4-8 year old. Many of these seats can be used as both highback or backless boosters, however, not all of them received a “Best Bet” rating in both category and it is noted below.

 

Best Bets:

Britax Frontier 85
Britax Frontier 85 SICT
Britax Parkway SGL (highback mode)
BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat
Chicco KeyFit Strada (highback mode)
Clek Oobr (highback mode)nk
Cosco Pronto (highback mode)
Cybex Solution X-Fix
Diono/Sunshine Kids Monterey (highback mode)
Eddie Bauer Auto Booster Car Seat in Portman
Evenflo Big Kid Amp
Evenflo Big Kid Sport (backless mode)
Evenflo Maestro
Evenflo Symphony 65 e3
Ferrari Dreamway SP (highback mode)
Graco Argos 70 (highback mode)
Graco TurboBooster – Baldwin (highback mode)
Graco TurboBooster Elite (highback mode)
Harmony Cruz Youth Booster/Harmony Carpooler
Harmony Dreamtime (backless mode)
Harmony Dreamtime (highback mode)
Harmony Olympian/Secure Comfort Deluxe
Harmony Youth Booster Seat
Kids Embrace Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR (highback mode)
Recaro ProBOOSTER
Recaro ProSPORT
Recaro Vivo
Safety 1st Boost Air Protect (highback mode)
Safety 1st S1 Rümi Air
The First Years B570 Pathway

 

Not Recommended:

 

Evenflo Chase
Evenflo Express
Evenflo Generations 65
Evenflo Sightseer
Safety 1st All-in-One
Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite

 

Go here to view the entire list and read the article by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.