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|Crash protection||Best||Ease of use||Fit to vehicle LATCH|
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|Reviews & Recommended - Safety 1st onBoard35 Air|
A balanced performer. Car givers must take care to route and secure belts and LATCH correctly. This seat has a different base than the OnBoard 35 and an additional side impact protection feature.
Detailed test resultsConsumer Reports has developed a new crash test that offers consumers comparative performance information on which car seats could provide an additional margin of safety when compared with other models within the same ratings group that have been subjected to the same test protocol. Our Crash Protection Ratings are based on injury criteria measured on standardized child-size dummies, contact of the dummy’s head with the back of a simulated front seat and a car seat’s ability to remain intact during the course of testing. Consumer Reports’ new crash tests are not designed to check whether a seat complies with current federal car seat safety standards; all child seats sold in the United States are required to meet those standards and manufacturers self-certify to compliance. Rather, the purpose of our new tests is to differentiate the seats’ performance under conditions designed by our experts to simulate certain crash scenarios that children could experience. We have evaluated that performance on a scale that ranks the performance of tested seats ranging from “basic” to “best.” Those seats we deem to demonstrate the least potential of affording an extra margin of protection in our new tests are given a “basic” score, while those demonstrating the most potential are rated “best.” Our focus on providing an “extra margin” of safety, rather than on determining whether a seat is safe or not, is based on the fact that any car seat sold in the U.S. already must provide an essential level of safety under the government standards it must meet. The new test conditions were carefully designed to simulate the interior environment and forces encountered during a crash in contemporary vehicles. Changes made to our previous crash tests for infant seats include using a test bench that better simulates the vehicle seat design from a contemporary vehicle, with more representative cushion stiffness and seat geometry and incorporation of a “blocker” to simulate a front seatback. The new test also runs at a higher 35mph speed, with other representative dynamic characteristics that better simulate the behavior of contemporary vehicles during a crash.
|About - Safety 1st onBoard35 Air|
The Safety 1st onBoard35 Air is part of the car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, infant car seat models like the onBoard35 Air are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
|About This Brand|
One of the brands offered under the larger Dorel Juvenile Group company, Safety 1st is well known for its home safety products, but also makes play and travel safety products. Safety 1st offers the widest range of products in the Dorel group.
|Features & Specs - Safety 1st onBoard35 Air|
|Weight range (lbs.)||4-35|
|Height range (in.)||32" or less|
|Carrier weight (lbs.)||9|
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