SeatSnug child re­straint

The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - GADGETS & GIZMOS -

Price: $79.95 Avail­able: (03) 9761 1110 or www.proquip.com.au FROM March, Queens­land laws will re­quire chil­dren up to seven to sit in a booster seat with a harness or seat belt. The prob­lem is that seat belts al­low slack, so it can be dif­fi­cult to keep chil­dren sta­ble in booster seats. Now Mel­bourne com­pany Pro Quip has re­leased an Amer­i­can-made de­vice called SeatSnug which clips over the orig­i­nal buckle on a three-point seat belt and has a child­proof release. The SeatSnug buckle is claimed to elim­i­nate bounc­ing, rock­ing, tip­ping, fall­ing over, sub­marin­ing and ejec­tion. The de­vice quickly con­verts a three-point belt into hav­ing a lower lap re­ten­tion por­tion sim­i­lar to that of a tight­ened air­craft belt. Last year, SeatSnug re­ceived the US Na­tional Par­ent­ing Cen­ter’s Seal of Ap­proval, but the com­pany has not yet sought ap­proval or en­dorse­ments from

any Aus­tralian as­so­ci­a­tions.

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