Please do not use the “Baby Car Seat Carrier Safety Belts” to restrain your child in a vehicle.
In Canada, you are required by law to properly restrain your child in a car seat that meets (or exceedes) the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS). Only seats that meet CMVSS are legal for use in Canada. These seats will have a CMVSS label on them.
The “Baby Car Seat Carrier Safety Belts” are not approved seats!
Health Canada has put out an advisory to stop the use of these devices (link):
Health Canada is warning Canadians about the dangers of Baby Car Seat Carrier Safety Belts, urging consumers not to buy the product. If the product has been purchased, consumers are urged to immediately stop using the product and dispose of it.
Based on marketplace investigations, the Baby Car Seat Carrier Safety Belts are not believed to be available in retail stores in Canada, but can be purchased online through DinoDirect.com, an online shopping site.
The Baby Car Seat Carrier Safety Belts do not contain Transport Canada’s National Safety Mark and therefore have not been certified to meet the safety requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations (RSSR). Under Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), Health Canada prohibits or restricts the advertising, sale and importation of hazardous products in Canada.
What Health Canada is doing:
Health Canada has contacted DinoDirect.com and requested an immediate stop sale and distribution of the item. Health Canada has not received a response from the company. Health Canada is also working with the Canada Border Services Agency to prevent importation of these products.
Baby Car Seat Carrier Safety Belts
For more informations: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2011/2011_126-eng.php
I’m currently researching to see if the United States have issued any advisories about this device.