News: Consumer Reports expresses safety concern over certain Cosco HBB with harness models


This is NOT a recall (at least not at the moment) but we thought our readers would be interested in these findings based on crash testing conducted on behalf of Consumer Reports.  To be clear, their concerns are only related to the use of the Cosco Highback Toddler/Booster seat in harnessed mode. Consumer Reports notes that they witnessed no issues with this same seat in booster mode.  Here at CarseatBlog we have our own issues with this particular seat when used in booster mode – but our concerns are solely related to proper belt fit.

For the full story, please see:  Consumer Reports recommends replacing older Cosco Highback child car seats

And:  The Cosco Highback car seat: How we tested and what we found

Personally, I’m struggling with this one comment:  “Even with the cracking we observed, we believe the car seat would meet federal safety standards.”  I want to say, “Really”???  Grrr…  I’m both annoyed and disappointed at that possibility.

So, what do our savvy and educated blog readers think?  We know you have an opinion!



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