New car seat safety harness in SA 'could be harmful' - Wheel Well

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<B>NEW IN SA:</B> This is the portable cotton child cars seat harness being sold online in South Africa. <I>Image: dudesgadget.com</I>
<B>NEW IN SA:</B> This is the portable cotton child cars seat harness being sold online in South Africa. <I>Image: dudesgadget.com</I>

Cape Town - Wheel Well, an organisation which focuses on child road safety in SA, says there's a new "dangerous" child seat harness available online to the South African market.


The car seat harness being advertised appears to be an affordable alternative to car seats. What looks like a great option for your little one, is actually "just some material woven in to a harness which the car's seat belt slides through," claims Wheel Well.

Several years ago, the Daily Mail reported, and conducted crash tests, on this type of car seat being sold online, claiming that is an "unsafe alternative" for child car seats. The tests revealed that the 'seat' - which is actually just a cloth harness - breaks in crash tests at speeds slower than 60km/h.

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