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Monthly Archive:: August 2008

Recalls – the good, the bad and the ridiculous

Recall – the mere words strike fear into the hearts and minds of safety-conscious parents everywhere.  After all, no one wants to hear that there is a potential problem with their carseat – a product that they’ve entrusted to protect their child’s life.  But for child restraint manufacturers, recalls are more than just product issues.  Recalls are usually costly and chock full of bad publicity.  In short, recalls are bad for business.

But recalls are also a part of the business and almost every manufacturer has to face a recall issue sooner or later.  Truthfully, not all recalls are for serious, life-threatening problems although some clearly are.

What It’s Like to be Married to a CPST

Today is Guest Wednesday. Our first guest writer is Heather’s dh, Matt.

Me: Hello. My name is Matt. I am the husband of a Child Passenger Safety Technician.

Group: Hello, Matt.

Do You Woot?

Do you Woot?  I turned my dh onto Woot some time ago after my friend Julie (joolsplus3) mentioned what a great site it was.  You can buy all kinds of neat things there.  What makes Woot such a different place?  Because really, Woot isn’t just a web site.  It’s a way of being.

The Third Row, is it Safe for Kids?

Second Row or Third Row?  Who is Safer?Which child in the photo is safest?  Over six years ago, an article in USA Today created a lot of hysteria among parents.  In particular, one questionable statistic worried a lot of parents and some came to our forums looking for the truth.  The statistic was sensational, it said, “When a minivan with a third-row occupant is hit from behind, the occupant is killed half the time, according to a Ford Motor analysis.”  Could this be true?