Kids’ car seats found unsafe
Some child car seats available in the market do not provide sufficient protection, the Consumer Council warned on Thursday. The watchdog tested 27 samples ranging from newborn up to 36 kg, nine of which were found to be less satisfactory on both the frontal impact test and side impact test. The council’s study showed that for children of lighter weight, rear-facing child car seats provided better protection than forwardfacing models. Moreover, hazardous substances were detected in 12 samples, including flame retardants. Parents should choose suitable child car seats based on body weight instead of age, the council suggested. of or leaking in some of the condoms being sold in market. The warning came on Thursday from the Consumer Council, which announced results of its tests on 13,545 condom samples, including products from famous brands such as Durex. The results showed a leakage rate of 0.11 percent and a burst rate (under pressure) of 0.95 percent. The watchdog criticized some manufacturers who claimed that their products are extremely thin without giving a unit of measurement.