A few months ago, we praised SafetyBeltSafe USA and their tech special membership package.  For those who aren’t yet aware of it, the 2009 Child Restraint Manufacturers’ Instructions with Summary Sheets with the April Revision is now available on CD.  The summaries are the result of a ton of hard work.  “Summaries for each seat include revised recommendations from manufacturers, minimum and maximum weights, first and last dates made, harness threading and belt path diagrams, and identification photos.”  This information is invaluable to review before an appointment or just to brush up on newer models.

In fact, along with Monika Toney, our very own Heather Watson was responsible for much of the effort involved in creating the summaries!  Thank you Heather and Monika and everyone who helped SafetyBeltSafe USA put this together!

To celebrate their hard work, CarseatBlog is going to auction the very first CD taken out of the shipping box by SafetyBeltSafe USA’s Executive Director, Stephanie Tombrello. But that really wasn’t enough to make it auction-worthy.  So, I went one step farther and had it autographed by Heather, Monika, Stephanie and the crew who contributed to this great effort!

Single copies start at $10 each including shipping, if you order from SafetyBeltSafe USA.  So, our auction will also start at $10.  If you would like to bid, simply reply with your bid, in even increments of $1.00 or more.  The auction will run a minimum of 2 weeks from today.  The highest bidder will be expected to pay with Paypal or a money order from the United States Postal Service or a major USA bank.  No cash or personal checks, please.  You may also arrange to make a donation for the winning bid amount directly to SafetyBeltSafe USA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  This may allow you to obtain a tax deduction as well.  The CD will be shipped once payment has cleared.  If the winning bidder does not complete payment within 5 business days of the close of the auction, the option will be given to the next highest bidder and so on.  100% of proceeds will go to SafetyBeltSafe USA.  Shipping costs will be covered by CarseatBlog.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire this unique treasure that is sure to appreciate in value for many years to come!  This autographed disc is absolutely unique and would also make a fine piece of wall or desk decor, once you’ve loaded the summaries onto your computer!  Or, use it as a coaster at your after-event parties to impress your CPS friends!

Added 7/11/09: Here’s a link to a sample summary in case you’ve never seen one before: sk-radianxt-09sample1