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Researchers say child booster seats are safer than ever

(Source: IIHS) (Source: IIHS)
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Researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety say child booster seats are safer than ever. 

IIHS reviewed 53 of the latest booster seat models and 48 of them received a "best bet" rating.  

Booster seats are made for kids who have outgrown their car seats, but aren't big enough to sue a seat belt on their own. 

Only two of the 53 seats are "not recommended." The Cosco Easy Elite and the Cosco Highback 2-in-1 DX. 

IIHS says the belts fit improperly, but the manufacturer, Dorel Juvenile said in a statement they "are built to provide children excellent protection in the event of a crash." 

The three other booster seats that did not receive a top rating got a grade called "check fit," meaning they may work for some children in some vehicles. 

To see a full list of ratings, click here

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