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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released new ratings for child safety booster seats.

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Fifteen of 17 booster seats introduced in 2012 earned the top rating of BEST BET from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The 47 BEST BET boosters for 2012 now outnumber seats in any of the three other categories – GOOD BET, CHECK FIT, and NOT RECCOMMENDED.

Two boosters fell into the not recommenced category.

The IIHS says Dorel’s “Safety First,” “All-In-One” and the “Safety First Alpha Omega Elite” do not provide a proper fitting seat belt, and they should be avoided.

Four other boosters on last year's not recommended list have been discontinued by Evenflo Company Inc. 

For more information, visit http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr102512.html.

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