Car seat safety is of paramount importance all year round but during winter weather’s hazardous road conditions, it is top of mind. The appropriate gear (car seats, car seat head support, strollers, etc.) for children is based on weight/height and ensuring proper installation is also super important. One more thing parents should be aware of is keeping an eye on expiration dates. I remember wanting the right brand so much that I checked craigslist before I found out that car seats actually have a safety expiration date. Here are two car seat safety initiatives that you won’t want to miss- the very first rollover tested car seat and a car seat trade in event.
This post is sponsored by Babies”R”Us to introduce two big car seat safety initiatives. All opinions expressed are my own.
2 Exciting Car Seat Safety Initiatives:
Exciting news for parents! There has been a major advance in car seat safety. Evenflo has just launched the first ROLLOVER-TESTED car seat in the U.S., the SafeMax All-in-One Car Seat. And what’s more- the highly-anticipated Great Trade in-Event is coming to “R”Us stores nationwide. Those are two great car seat safety initiatives.
Brand New: Evenflo Rollover Tested Car Seat
Evenflo has just released the SafeMax All-in-One Car Seat which is the first rollover tested car seat and it features an integrated steel frame to provide strength in absorbing crash forces and harness webbing to help limit head excursion and prevent ejection. Why is this so exciting?
A rollover tested car seat is so important because rollover crashes have a higher fatality rate than other kinds of crashes. In fact, rollovers accounted for nearly 35% of all fatalities from passenger vehicle crashes in 2010.
Babies“R”Us and Evenflo, both advocates in child product safety, have come together to announce this new car seat safety initiative and the SafeMax™ All-in-One Car Seat is now available at Babies“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Babiesrus.com. The SafeMax™ All-in-One Car Seat is appropriate for infants and children from 5 to 120 lbs or up to 57 inches in height, in three positions – rear facing, forward facing and booster seating. I love that because as a parent it is no fun to have to keep buying new car seats as they grow!
The SafeMax™ All-in-One Car Seat also features e3 Side Impact™ Protection which significantly reduces side impact crash forces up to 50% through an expanded zone of protection and three layers of superior protection.
For even more added value, EvenFlo understands the importance of a properly installed car seat so they offer ParentLink® PREMIER Service with this car seat. It provides owners access to expert advice, including live video installation service with a certified car seat technician. Yup, you can video chat with a safety expert to ensure your car seat is properly installed in your vehicle.
When in doubt about car seat installation, get qualified help! Visit http://www.safercar.gov/cpsApp/cps/index.htm to find a car seat inspection station near you.
Great Trade in-Event: February 1-February 29, 2016
Look for the popular “Great Trade-In” event at Babies“R”Us and Toys“R”Us stores nationwide. Through this national safety event, Toys“R”Us, Inc. provides consumers with the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially unsafe, old baby gear (such old car seats) and furniture and get savings on a new item that meets the latest safety standards.
What more info on the savings opportunities? Here you go:
- 25% savings with trade-in of a used gear or furniture item
- 30% discount when using an “R”Us Credit Card
- No trade-in? No problem! 15% off with an in-store and online coupon available on Babiesrus.com/GreatTradeIn starting February 1st.
- There is no limit to the number of items a customer can trade in
To learn more, and view any details or exclusions, please visit Babiesrus.com
What do think of the new car seat safety initiatives? Are you planning to take advantage of the savings during the Great Trade-In event?
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