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Cars.com Releases 2021 Car Seat Fit Report Card, Rating the Best Vehicles on the Market for Car Seat Safety — Only Four Make the Honor Roll

CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Leading car shopping marketplace Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) today released its 2021 Car Seat Fit Report Card, providing parents and caregivers with essential information on which family vehicles best fit car seats for infants, toddlers and young children. This year, Cars.com compiled Car Seat Check scores for 51 vehicles evaluated over the last year by Cars.com’s certified child-passenger safety technicians.2 Cars.com assigned a letter grade to each of the 2021-22 vehicles evaluated. To view the complete list, visit Cars.com/news/car-seat-check.

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Of the 51 vehicles evaluated, only four made the Honor Roll, achieving straight A’s in their Cars.com Car Seat Checks:

According to a national Cars.com survey, 56% of parents stated they have installed a car seat incorrectly, while 84% of parents find some level of the process ‘frustrating.’1 Cars.com’s Car Seat Fit Report Card,

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Retailer will take old baby seat in exchange for discount on new one

FILE – 4moms products on display during the 4moms Car Seat launch event at Petersen Automotive Museum on Aug. 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Calling all parents: Target is holding a baby car seat trade-in event through April 17.

The retail chain will allow customers to trade in an older car seat in exchange for 20% off of a “new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear. Select baby home gear includes playards, high chairs, swings, rockers & bouncers,” according to the store’s website.

Trade-ins will be allowed for the following items:

  • Infant car seats
  • Convertible car seats
  • Car seat bases
  • Harness or booster car seats
  • Car seats that are expired or damaged

Qualified items can only be traded in at Target store locations. Designated signage will point guests to drop-off boxes which will be located near guest services inside all stores.

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Car seat foam shortage threatens to derail auto production, report says

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

You have to have seats to build a full car.


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Automakers continue to suffer through a semiconductor shortage, but there may be another issue brewing in the background: foam. Specifically, the foam that goes into millions of car seats we sit on every day when going for a drive. According to a report from Automotive News on Thursday, suppliers are “scrambling” to restart production following the devastating Texas winter storms last month.

The storms knocked power offline for millions of residents and produced water shortages statewide, and the state’s petrochemical plants didn’t go unscathed. Two sources spoke with the publication saying things are fine for now, but the problem may become serious in the coming weeks. One source cautioned this is a “threat” and not a “given,” depending on how the sector ramps up production again. But the semiconductor shortage has left automakers in a tough spot

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