15 out of 17 new booster seats score high marks
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says for the first time it's awarded a record number of booster seats their highest rating.
Of 17 new- for-2012 booster seats identified by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 15 received the organization's top rating of Best Bet.
Two boosters are not recommended because they don't provide proper belt fit, and consumers are advised to avoid them.
The complete list is below:
BEST BET Britax Frontier 85 Britax Frontier 85 SICT Britax Parkway SGL (highback mode) BubbleBum Chicco KeyFit Strada (highback mode) Clek Oobr (highback mode) Cosco Pronto (highback mode) Diono Monterey (highback mode) Diono RadianR100 Diono RadianR120 Diono RadianRXT Eddie Bauer Auto Booster (highback mode) Evenflo Big Kid Amp Evenflo Big Kid Amp High Back (backless mode) Evenflo Big Kid Sport (backless mode) Evenflo Maestro Evenflo Secure Kid LX/DLX Evenflo Symphony 65 e3 Ferrari Dreamway SP (highback mode) Graco Argos 70 (highback mode) Graco Backless TurboBooster Graco Nautilus (highback mode) Graco TurboBooster (backless mode) Graco TurboBooster (highback mode) Graco TurboBooster COLORZ Graco TurboBooster Elite (backless mode) Graco TurboBooster Elite (highback mode) Graco TurboBooster Safety Surround (backless mode) Graco TurboBooster Safety Surround (highback mode) Harmony Carpooler Harmony Cruz Youth Booster Harmony Dreamtime Booster (backless mode) Harmony Dreamtime Booster (highback mode) Harmony Olympian Harmony V6 Highback Booster (backless mode) Harmony V6 Highback Booster (highback mode) Harmony Youth Booster Seat Kiddy Cruiserfix Pro Kiddy World Plus Kids Embrace Dale Earnhardt Jr. Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR (highback mode) Recaro ProBOOSTER Recaro ProSPORT Recaro Vivo Safety 1st Boost Air Protect (highback mode) Safety 1st S1 Rumi Air/Essential Air The First Years Pathway B570 GOOD BET Britax Parkway SG (highback mode) Combi Kobuk Air-Thru (backless mode) Combi Kobuk Air-Thru(highback mode) Evenflo Symphony 65 Maxi-Cosi Rodi (highback mode) NOT RECOMMENDED Safety 1st All-in-One Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
For more information, go to www.iihs.org