Abstract: A safety seat includes a base unit adapted to be attached to the vehicle. The base unit includes a base body, and a base carriage coupled to the base body and moveable relative thereto from a resting position to a ride down position. Movement of the base carriage from the resting position to the ride down position is caused by a force acting on the base carriage that is above a prescribed threshold. A braking element is coupled to the base body and the base carriage, and is adapted to bias the base carriage toward the resting position. A seat unit is detachably engageable with the base carriage and defines a seat cavity sized and configured to receive the child.
Abstract: A harness pad which is adapted for retrofit attachment to or inclusion as an original component of a safety seat and to interface with prescribed portions of the harness system thereof, the harness pad being uniquely configured to extend over or span the top of the shoulder of a child secured within the safety seat to significantly impede any potential forward excursion of the child. In another embodiment, the harness pad is adapted for retrofit attachment to or inclusion as an original component of a booster seat and interface to a portion of the existing vehicle seat belt or restraining system used to maintain a child therein, such harness pad likewise being uniquely configured to extend over or span the top of the shoulder of a child secured within the booster seat to significantly impede any potential forward excursion of the child.
Abstract: More specifically, the crash indication system for a child safety seat includes a seat bottom. A base is provided for supporting the seat bottom, which is slidably connected to the bases so that the seat body is movable relative to the base, between a resting position and a ride down position, a position due to a change in environmental forces. The seat body is adjustably affixed to a carriage to set a recline position. An indicator member is attached to the carriage and moves therewith to visually track and monitor the movement of the seat. When ride down of the seat occurs due to a change in forces to the seat, the indicator member moves with the sliding carriage to reflect a ride down position of the seat bottom. A ratchet connection is provided to prevent the carriage from going back to its resting position.