Think that booster seat is keeping your kid safe? Don't be so sure. Half of all booster seats fall short on safety, says a new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Booster seats are supposed to position kids so that lap and shoulder belts designed for adults fit them properly - but not all do.
The institute took a look at 62 booster seats and found that 31 of them provided great fit. Brands with more than one "best bet" included Britax, Graco, Harmony and Recaro. But the study suggests you should steer clear of six seats.
Keep clicking to see the fit problems the institute identified, along with the six seats that got the "not recommended" rating...
This is an example of the ideal shoulder belt fit.
Here's one example of a poor shoulder belt fit.
This is another example of a poor shoulder belt fit.
A good lap belt fit looks like this.
This is a poor lap belt fit.