CRS Usage Tips: Retainer/Chest Clip Position

If you are using a USA or a Canadian child safety seat (child restraint system, CRS), you will bound to find a chest clip in your child restraint. It is now the time to learn HOW to use it correctly in our CRS Usage Tips. Chest clip or also known as 'retainer clip', should be … Continue reading CRS Usage Tips: Retainer/Chest Clip Position

CRS Parts: Impact Absorbing Foam

Impact absorbing foam in a child restraint system (CRS) absorbs the impact energy during a crash. It can be found where it is needed most, along the inside of the frame and head restraints of the CRS. There are two different types of impact-absorbing foam: ✔ Expanded polystyrene foam (EPS)✔ Expanded polypropylene foam (EPP) EPS and EPP … Continue reading CRS Parts: Impact Absorbing Foam

CarseatParts101 – Penyandar / Penahan Kepala

Kajian saintifik telah mendapati bahawa kepala dan leher adalah anggota badan yang paling kerap cedera bagi kanak-kanak yang duduk menghadap ke hadapan tanpa mengira arah kemalangan. Sesebuah kerusi keselamatan kanak-kanak (child restraint system, CRS) perlu direkabentuk dengan liputan perlindungan yang melingkungi bahagian kepala dengan ketetapan tinggi penyandar tertentu. Sesetengah CRS mempunyai penyandar atau penahan kepala … Continue reading CarseatParts101 – Penyandar / Penahan Kepala

CarseatParts101 : Headrest / Head Restraint

Research studies have found that the head and neck are the most frequently injured body parts for forward-facing children regardless of crash direction. A child restraint systems (CRS) has to be designed with a specific minimum back rest height for head protection. Some CRS have headrests or head-restraints for this purpose. Headrest, which is also … Continue reading CarseatParts101 : Headrest / Head Restraint

CRS Maintenance: Spot Cleaning the CRS

Dealing with unexpected vomit or blown-out diaper? Try this: Remove major mess from the seat.Lightly spray the seat cover with a mild cleaner and gently massage the stain in circular motion. Using wet tissue/wipes may be helpful for small stains. Avoid using multi-purpose cleaner and bleaching agent. Avoid spraying too much as it can lead … Continue reading CRS Maintenance: Spot Cleaning the CRS

CRS Parts: UNECE R44/04 Label

This isn't exactly considered as 'parts' for a child safety seat (child restraint system, CRS) but it is nonetheless an important part of it. In fact, it is a CRS identity regardless of which standards it follows. When buying for a European, EU (UNECE) approved CRS, always look for the orange (sometimes red or black) … Continue reading CRS Parts: UNECE R44/04 Label

CRS Parts 101: Harness Pads

This is the most commonly known part of a child restraint. Most parents will know about it as it is quite straightforward. Harness pads are pads that cover the harness straps. It protects the child especially infant from the rough edges of the harness. Some shoulder pads come with anti-skid surface underneath it giving a … Continue reading CRS Parts 101: Harness Pads

CRS Instruction Manual

A child restraint system (CRS) will always come with an instruction manual. It is required under any standards used to build the CRS, be it UNECE, FMVSS and others, to have an instruction manual at least in English, sometimes in the language of the country where it is sold. Reading your CRS instruction manual is … Continue reading CRS Instruction Manual


A belt path refers to the track on the child restraint system (CRS) where the vehicle seat belt or the LATCH connector strap go through to ensure the CRS is installed safely in the vehicle. A belt path can be divided into two which is the lap portion and the shoulder portion. Generally, the belt … Continue reading CARSEAT PARTS 101: BELT PATH