Consumer Reports Admits Flawed Test on Infant Car Seats - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/19/07

Consumer Reports Admits Flawed Test on Infant Car Seats

It was one of the scariest warnings we've heard in a long time and now, Consumer Reports takes it back, admitting the information was incorrect.

I bet you remember the story 2 weeks ago, that 9 out of 12 car seats tested by Consumer Reports turned out to be ineffective. Consumer Reports claimed the crash tests were done at just 38 miles per hour. Turns out they were actually done at nearly twice that speed. And even when the government retested the car seats at 38 miles an hour every seat performed as it should.

"None of the seats were separated from their bases and all of the test dummies were protected," said  Nicole Nason, NTSB Administration.

Consumer Reports has been a trusted source of consumer testing for more than 70 years. Its only other flawed report was in 1998 when it tested pet food.

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