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Published on Oct 12, 2011
IIHS news release • October 13, 2011
New booster evaluations: More top-rated seats help parents make a safe choice for their kids
A good fit is easier than ever to find when shopping for a booster seat, new ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show. A record 31 seats have been designated BEST BETS, meaning they correctly position a vehicle safety belt on a typical 4 to 8 year-old in almost any car, minivan, or SUV. Prices for these top-rated seats range from less than $15 to several hundred dollars. In addition to the 31 BEST BETS, another 5 seats are GOOD BETS, meaning they provide acceptable belt fit in most vehicles. Six boosters are not recommended because they don't provide proper belt fit, and consumers are advised to avoid them.