Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday's Mistake - can you spot the mistake/s in the picture?

These pictures show two kids riding in their Graco Turbo Booster.
Can you identify the TWO mistakes in the girl's picture and the TWO mistakes in the boy's picture?
Post your answers below - can you spot all three mistakes?

I will post the answers on Tuesday.

Please note: These photos were not staged.  These photos were originally posted by real parents just like you who didn't know that they were using the booster improperly.  9 out of 10 car seats are used incorrectly - don't let your child ride at risk.   If you are in the NYC or Baltimore areas, email us at to schedule a private car seat installation lesson - otherwise, visit to find someone in your area to teach you how to install your seats properly.


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  2. Picture 1 - Head restraint too low. Shoulder belt not routed properly through guide on arm rest.

    Picture 2 - Seat belt not routed through guide on arm rest. Projectiles!

  3. I see two mistakes on the girl:
    Lap belt not under the arm and across the red plastic belt path and no screw to hold the armrest in (unless this is the newer model that Graco said wouldn't need the screws but we've not seen that on the West Coast yet.
    Two mistakes on the boy:
    Vehicle head restraint not adjusted to provide whiplash protection and shoulder portion of the belt is over, not under, the armrest.

  4. Boy: Belt not routed correctly. Shoulder belt on neck (which would probably be corrected by routing the belt correctly). Insufficient head support.

    Girl: Belt not routed correctly. Might need belt adjuster (hard to tell without a full-on shot). No screws in armrests. Possibly too small for that particular booster (minimum is 4 years and 40 lbs....she looks smaller than my 5 year old who is 40 lbs), but that's just a guess. I could add in projectiles in the back seat, but that's probably getting nit-picky huh? LOL