Safety is the number one concern for any parent. While heirloom items and hand-me-downs are wonderful keepsakes when it comes to some things, older is not better for important, key staple items like car seats. With all the options on the market, there’s a lot of information for parents to take in, not to mention figuring out how to install the seat properly. Which is why you’ll be interested to learn of two pieces of important safety news announced today:
Announcing the SafeMax All-in-One Car Seat from Evenflo
Evenflo just released the SafeMax All-in-One Car Seat, which is the first rollover tested car seat.
Designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately twice the federal crash test standard, the SafeMax™ All-in-One is the first car seat that has been dynamically rollover tested. Rollovers accounted for nearly 35% of all fatalities from passenger vehicle crashes in 2010.
The car seat is built for infants and children from 5 to 120 lbs, or up to 57″ in height, with three positions: Rear facing, forward facing, and booster seating. SafeMax All-in-One Car Seat is built with an integrated steel frame, e3 Side Impact™ Protection that reduces side impact crash forces up to 50%, a SafeZone™ Headrest to absorb crash forces, and even OUTLAST® Performance Fabric to balance body temperature and make the ride more comfortable for your child.
But even the safest car seat will not offer protection if it is not installed correctly, which is why Evenflo gives its customers access to its ParentLink® PREMIER Service, where you can video chat with a safety expert to ensure proper installation of your new Evenflo car seat, and ask questions about the proper fit for your child. You can also click here to find a car seat inspection service near you, where a certified technician will inspect your seat to make sure it is properly installed. With all these resources, parents can get help and peace of mind!
The Great Trade in-Event at Babies“R”Us and Toys“R”Us
To help encourage parents to swap their secondhand equipment for a new item that meets current safety standards, Babies“R”Us and Toys“R”Us stores are hosting The Great Trade in-Event! Starting today, February 1st through February 29th, parents can bring their old items in and receive a savings coupon to reduce their cost purchasing a replacement!
The following used items will be accepted: Cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, high chairs, infant swings, bouncers, travel systems, walkers, entertainers, play yards and toddler or twin beds. There is no limit to the number of items you can trade in. In return, you will receive one of the following:
- 25% savings with trade-in of a used gear or furniture item
- 30% discount when using an “R”Us Credit Card
- Nothing to trade in? Then you can still save 15% off with an in-store and online with a coupon available here.
Some of the participating brands in this event include Evenflo, Baby Trend, Chicco, Graco, Britax, Safety 1st, Sorelle and more. By trading in items that are old, used or potentially unsafe, you can save money on an upgrade to the newest and safest products. It’s also a great event if you’ve been wondering how to dispose of a bulky item that you no longer need! Join the conversation with the hashtag #BRUGreatTradeIn and show us pics of what you get with your savings!