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booster seat

A vehicular safety device used for children who are too large for a safety (baby) seat and too small to wear a shoulder seat belt. Booster seats generally lift the child by 10 to 15 cm, allowing the three-point seat belt to cross the child at the shoulder and hips. Improperly fitted belts may ride across the stomach and neck, causing internal injuries.
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Mr Price was told by Dudley Council's Trading Standards unit that the consignment of booster seats he had imported from China failed to comply with the British Standards.
It was just sitting there on the back seat between my children's two booster seats - it made some dent.
* By law in Illinois, a child must be in an appropriate car seat until their eighth birthday; however, most children this age are still too small to sit in a seat without a booster seat.
At the moment, children weighing as little as 15kg - around three years old - can travel in backless booster seats.
A high back booster seat gives children head and side impact protection.
Currently, children weighing as little as 15kg - around three-yearsold - are allowed to travel in cars while sitting on backless booster seats.
The seat belt just doesn't seem right on him in a booster seat."
Booster seats reposition the height and angle of the seatbelt tightly across the chest and lower on the waist, increasing protection from injury and death in the event of a collision, as well as reducing injury severity.
BOOSTER seats can help keep older children safer before they're ready for safety belts.