BRITAX Child Safety Inc. donated 150 of its newest belt-positioning booster seats, the Parkway® SGL, to Safe Kids USA coalitions across the U.S. to be used in training classes for Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians and instructors. Since 2007, BRITAX has donated annually approximately 300 car seats to Safe Kids USA, an organization committed to preventing accidental childhood injury. You might ask what’s the big deal? It’s huge when you consider how many parents don’t use booster seats and mostly out of ignorance. I know in our family, when the now 7 year old outgrew his convertible, we just thought he was big enough to sit on his own. It was only when we got a ticket for not having him in a booster did we learn there was another intermediate option, the booster seat. At 7 years old, he still sits in his booster seat and will continue to do so until he is 8 years old or taller than 50″ which is New York State law.
The Parkway SGL uses the new ISOFLEX™ Flexible Lower LATCH Connection System which secures and stabilizes the booster seat during a crash. It can be fastened to the seat in seconds, with two clicks and a quick pull.
“BRITAX is committed to keeping children safe,” said Jon Chamberlain, president of BRITAX. “We’re proud to provide Safe Kids USA with our newest booster seat to help limit vehicle-related injuries and improve awareness and education on proper car seat use and installation.”
The Parkway SGL can easily be converted into a backless booster for older children up to 120 pounds and 63 inches. The seat offers True Side Impact Protection® — a combination of deep side walls and an adjustable head restraint lined with energy-absorbing EPS foam — that works to transfer energy away from the child during a side impact crash to limit injury. It also features the SecureGuard™ Seat Belt Anchor to help prevent the child from sliding under the lap-belt portion of the safety belt (submarining) during impact, minimizing the risk of abdominal injury.