Friday, December 17, 2010

GM Recalling 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX Crossovers

Today, GM announced it was recalling over 100,000 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX crossover SUVs because the front seatbelts could come loose in a crash.

While the seatbelts won't fail on a first impact, GM spokesman Alan Adler said, they could fail during a secondary impact. Car crashes frequently involve more than one impact.

GM will begin mailing letters to owners of the vehicles in mid-January. Owners will be asked to bring the vehicles to a GM dealer to have the seatbelt buckles modified.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FF Toddler Suffers Internal Decapitation

When toddlers in forward-facing car seats are involved in vehicle accidents, their heads can be thrown forward so forcefully that they suffer internal decapitation. Their skulls literally separate from their spines.  That's what happened to 2-year old Micah Andrews, of Phoenix AZ:

Older children and adults are at less risk for internal decapitation because their necks and spinal cords are stronger and more developed.  Also, toddlers' heads still represent a significant proportion of their overall height and body weight:

Please consider rear-facing your babies and toddlers to the rear-facing limits of their car seats. It's not convenient or easy, but it could save their lives or spare them from serious injury like this.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Need it by Christmas? Order by 12/17!

If you need your Car Seat Poncho before Christmas, order it by midnight, Friday, 12/17. 

Delivery times (from New Jersey, USA via USPS Priority Mail) have generally been running as follows:
  • To NJ, NYC and NY Metro Area: 1-2 days
  • To New England and other Mid Atlantic States: 3-4 days
  • To Ohio and Western PA around to DC/Baltimore: 4-5 days
  • All Other Continental US: 5-6 days
  • Canada: 7-10 days
Note that all delivery ranges are approximate, and based on previous deliveries.  Increases in holiday mail volume may affect arrival times.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Erin, you didn't leave your email address!

I received an email at 8:44 PM Eastern Time from Erin, who didn't leave her email address in the contact box.  In answer to your questions, Erin:

1.) I do have some reserve inventory in the color/style you want;
2.) Yes, you can have it shipped to your cousin and it will get there in plenty of time;
3.) Yes, you can place your order over the phone.

If you'd still like to place an order, please send me an email ( and leave me your contact information.  I will call you asap. 


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Britax Sale til 12/5/10

Magic Beans: a Boston-based baby equipment retailer
 Magic Beans is having a clearance sale on many of its Britax products (not including Chaperone).  Sale ends Sunday, 12/5/10.

Free shipping on orders over $50 (a non-issue with any Britax car/booster seats!).