Recent developments include:
However, we discovered that most children (in our own survey we found more than 70%) managed to remove their shoulders from the 5 point harness.
The consequences for a child in the event of sudden braking when the shoulder straps are removed are immense. Risks include:
The biggest risk factor is driver distraction. A child can remove their shoulders from the harness in a matter of seconds. You can be driving past a school, pulling out of a junction or on the motorway and it can happen at any time.
Children can render the 5 point harness as useless or even lethal with just a few movements.
This the reason why we developed the 5 point plus (patent pending) for our son, and are now making it available to all other parents.