FORT MILL, S.C., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Britax reaffirmed its position as the safety authority and leader in the car seat industry again this year after topping the rankings of major independent testing organizations and leading consumer publications.
Industry safety experts such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Ecology Center and the leading consumer publication all awarded Britax top honors in categories such as clean chemical composition, ease of use, and overall safety.
NHTSA Awarded Five-Star Rating to Britax Car Seats
NHTSA independently tested major car seat brands and rated them on ease of installation, ease of securing the child into the seat and the usability of instructions. Five Britax seats received the highest rating of Five Stars for ease-of-use*, including the B-Safe 35 Elite, B-Safe 35 infant car seats and all three ClickTight convertible car seats, in the forward-facing configuration. In addition, Britax's entire line of Harness-2-Booster seats were awarded NHTSA Five Stars in 2013.
Britax Boosters are IIHS "Best Bets"
After rigorous testing, the IIHS bestowed its highest possible rating on every one of Britax's booster seats. The Frontier ClickTight, Pinnacle ClickTight, and Pioneer Harness-2-Booster seats (in belt-positioning booster mode) as well as the Parkway SGL and Parkway SG belt-positioning boosters all achieved the rating of "Best Bet." These wins further cement Britax's leadership in the category.
The Ecology Center Rates Britax #1 in Chemical Policy
The Ecology Center (HealthyStuff.org) tested the chemical composition of leading car seats to discover potentially harmful chemicals. The Britax seats were ranked first among the car seat companies tested because of Britax's comprehensive policy regarding chemicals in our products and our elimination of halogenated flame retardant chemicals. Based on these results, HealthyStuff.org designated Britax the "Best Overall Child Seat Company" regarding chemical policy.
Leading Consumer Publication Ranks Britax #1 and #2
The Marathon ClickTight and Boulevard ClickTight Convertible seats topped the leading consumer publication's list of best convertible car seats. In fact, seven Britax products made the top ten, including first and second place!
"At Britax, our mission is saving lives," said Jon Chamberlain, president of Britax, "That's why we strive to create advanced technology that ensures the safety of the families who depend on us. It's also why we engineer, test and manufacture our seats to the highest standards right here in the USA."
These results confirm Britax's unwavering commitment to delivering the top rated car seats on the market, giving peace of mind to parents and protecting families.
*Government Ease of Use ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) Ease of Use Ratings Program.
Britax manufactures and markets a full line of premium car seats, strollers, baby carriers and accessories. Since its founding in Britain in 1939, the company has established itself as the trusted juvenile products brand, known for a commitment to thoughtful, innovative engineering of safe, top quality and intuitively designed products.
Britax Child Safety, Inc. USA is located in Fort Mill, SC and employs over 200 people. For more information visit us.britax.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Britax.
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