10/13/2011 12:00:00 AM
Dorel Statement on IIHS Booster Seat Report
At Dorel Juvenile Group the safety of children is our main priority. We develop, design and build our car seats with advanced protection for children in the event of a crash. We are pleased that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognizes our commitment by awarding five of our car seats, encompassing all of our brands, with its “Best Bet” rating. The Cosco Pronto, Eddie Bauer Auto Booster, Safety 1st Boost Air Protect, Safety 1st S1 Rumi Air and the Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR are all “Best Bets”.
Several of Dorel’s “Best Bets” come with Air Protect, which is advanced side impact protection. This revolutionary technology provides a system to minimize forces on a child’s head in the event of a crash. Additionally, the S1 Rumi Air comes with the Flex Tech energy management system which absorbs and mitigates external force or impact away from a child for more support and protection in a crash.
While the IIHS report focuses solely on belt fit and not on crashworthiness, we stand behind all of our seats as they have been proven to protect children in real-world situations and real-world crashes.
About Dorel Juvenile Group and Dorel Industries
Dorel is the largest manufacturer of car seats in the world. The vast majority of seats sold in North America are researched, designed, engineered and molded at its facility in Columbus, Indiana. The commitment to building the most advanced car seats can be seen at the Dorel Technical Center for Child Safety. It features specialized research and design facilities. Including computational engineering, environmental lab testing, advanced side impact testing capabilities and three independent crash test sleds for both frontal and side impact testing and evaluation.
Dorel Juvenile Group is a division of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) and is a world class juvenile products and bicycle company. Established in 1962, Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. The Company’s lifestyle leadership position is pronounced in both its Juvenile and Bicycle categories with an array of trend-setting products. Dorel’s powerfully branded products include Safety 1st, Quinny, Cosco, Maxi-Cosi and Bébé Confort in Juvenile, as well as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, IronHorse and SUGOI in Recreational/Leisure. Dorel’s Home Furnishings segment markets a wide assortment of furniture products, both domestically produced and imported. Dorel is a US$2.3 billion company with 4700 employees, facilities in nineteen countries, and sales worldwide.
The information on this page was accurate at the time of posting.