CG-Lock Canada Inc.

CG-Lock Canada Inc.

May 16, 2005 10:00 ET

Innovative Child Seat Installation Device Launched by Canadian Firm

SeatSnug Introduced to Canadian Market Attention: Automotive Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 16, 2005) - CG Lock Canada Inc. announces the introduction of the SeatSnug to the Canadian market. The SeatSnug is the first product of its kind to stabilize the lap portion of factory installed automotive seat belts and secure the firm installation of infant and child seats in passenger vehicles.

Police services report that up to 80% of child car seats are used incorrectly. The SeatSnug will assist by creating a tight belt restraining the seat without interfering with the seat belt function.

Motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of death for children ages 1 to 9. 75% of crash-related deaths and serious injuries can be prevented by the correct use of a child restraint on every trip.
> 80% of forward facing seats are installed incorrectly1:Twisted harness straps (37%)Loose harness straps (26%)Loose seatbelt (21%)
67% of rear facing seats are installed incorrectly1:Loose seatbelt (42%), Loose harness (25%), Improper positioning of the harness chest clip (25%) , Failure to secure the tether (25%)

The SeatSnug was tested in automotive and child car safety seat applications. The tests used were the same tests required of new car manufacturers by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208 and FMVSS 213 were used in evaluating the SeatSnug compared to seat belts without the SeatSnug installed. Results of two test pairs (at 35 mph; seat belts changed after the first test) showed the SeatSnug did not interfere with factory installed seat belt safety or function.

The SeatSnug, manufactured in Canada for worldwide export, significantly increases the ease and ability to achieve a secure installation of the child seat.

1A Biomechanical Evaluation of Child Safety Seat Installation. Sarno, S., Fox, M and Potvin, J. Ontario Biomechanical Conference Abstracts, 2004. About CG-Lock Canada Inc.
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Contact Information

  • Doug Cranston, Vice-President, CG-Lock Canada Inc.
    Primary Phone: 416-985-6538