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Convertible Car Seats: Make The Move Sooner Rather Then Later (Consumer Reports, 12/2015).


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Professional and Technician Training

News Stories

Watch SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. in Action on Torrance CitiCable!

'Killer car seats' sold online for £8 Children's car seats, dubbed "killers" by trading standards officers, have repeatedly appeared for sale on online marketplaces, Which? has warned. The consumer group said the fabric seats, which can cost as little as £8, offered almost no protection in a crash and were illegal to use in the UK. The online sites - Amazon, eBay and AliExpress - all said they had removed the seats from sale. But Which? said the listings should have been deleted quicker.

SafetyBeltSafe, U.S.A. turned in 23 seats at local Targets to receive coupons toward new seats to help keep families in the area safe.

SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. on KTLA TV Morning Show 1/13. At Toyota of Pasadena with Gayle Anderson to announce the renewal of the Toyota/Lexus Tether Anchor Retrofit Program and more!

SafetyBeltSafe, U.S.A. was live again on KTLA on 10/7/16. View the videos at

SafetyBeltSafe, U.S.A. was live on KTLA for National Baby Safety Month on 9/9/16. View the videos at

KTLA-TV coverage in April 2013

Stephanie Tombrello was interviewed by Audra Baumgartner from Pediatric Safety about the need for continued safety restraint use beyond eight years old and alternatives for vehicles when a traditional booster may not be the best option. Read more at

News Releases


Lake Forest Celebrates National Seat Check Saturday (9/18/19)

Safety Seat Checkup Day at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, Pasadena (3/1/19)


Child Ejected from Vehicle; Driver Impairment Suspected (5/9/18)

Non-fatal DUI Crashes Can Be Horrific for Kids Riding wiuth Impaired Drivers (4/20/18)

Crash Highlights Dangers to Children Riding with Impaired Drivers - Part II (1/2/18)


Crash Highlights Dangers to Children Riding with Impaired Drivers (11/11/17)

Major State Grant Awarded to Promote the Safety of Child Passengers (11/8/17)

News Release: New Opportunity in Beach Cities to Keep Kids Safe This Summer (6/14/17)


News Release: Three Children Dead in Holiday-Weekend Tragedies; DUI Suspected (9/7/16)

News Release: Yet Another Tragedy as Child Dies in DUI Crash, Mother Arrested (7/18/16)

News Release: Two Year Old Killed in Likely DUI Crash; Fits Growing Pattern of Female-Involved DUI (5/29/16)

Fatal Crash Again Highlights Problems of Female- Involved DUI. (5/24/16)

Tragedies Leave Two Children Dead, Four Injured, as Child Passenger Safety Week & Major Injury Prevention Conference Begin in the State; DUI suspected. (4/5/16)

Safety Seat Checkup Day, April 9, 2016 (4/1/16)

Safety Seat Checkup at the Petersen Automotive Museum (4/1/16)

Safety Seat Checkup Coming to Pomona (2/18/16)


A Question on Vehicle Booster Seats Answered (11/30/15)

Major Step Forward for Safety of California’s Youngest Children; Child Passenger Safety Program Announced (10/26/15)


Pomona Child Dies in Hot Vehicle; Safety Advocates Call on Parents, Daycare Providers To Act (6/24/15)


Success for Pomona Kids’ Safety Program; Media Demonstration Event 10/22/14 (10/21/14)

Jennifer Lopez Crash Highlights Continuing Risk to Children from DUI Drivers (9/29/14)

Los Angeles Celebrates National Seat Check Saturday (8/25/14)

Traffic Safety Program Targets Summer Risk to Kids (7/26/14)

Safety Seat Checkup at the Petersen Automotive Museum (3/21/14)


Success for Pomona Child Passenger Safety Program (11/11/13)

Los Angeles Celebrates National Seat Check Saturday (8/22/13)

Fatal Sacramento Crash Highlights Little-Recognized Risk to Children – Parent-Involved DUI (6/17/13)

A Little-Recognized Risk to Children, Parent-involved DUI, Highlighted by Recent Crashes (6/5/13)

A Little-Recognized Risk to Children, Parent-involved DUI, Highlighted by Santa Barbara Crash (5/23/13)

State Farm® Press Release (4/8/13)

Local Organization Seeks Votes on Facebook to Win Grant (4/3/13)

Safety Seat Checkup at the Petersen Automotive Museum (3/1/13)


Child Safety Seat Recycling Project Kickoff 9/18/12 (9/6/12)

Child Safety Seat Recycling at EarthFest LA – Culver City, CA 9/15/12 (8/23/12)

Big Win for Pasadena Kids - New Program to be Announced at Media Event (7/30/12)

Description: SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. Awarded State Farm Grant (5/23/12)

Facebook Campaign to Bring $25K to Pasadena Children Needs Your Votes! (4/27/12)

Family Tragedy Warns of Risk on the Road (4/18/12)

Safety Seat Checkup at the Petersen Automotive Museum (3/26/12)


Toyota and SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. Hold Free Checkup (10/27/11)

California to require booster seats until age 8 (10/06/11)

Father’s Day Tragedies Prompt Safety Warnings (6/20/11)

Confused about new car seat recommendations? Two opportunities to get help coming up in April (4/30/11)

Advocate’s Kids Saved in Crash (4/13/11)

Safety Seat Checkup Helps Pomona Kids Ride Safely (4/07/11)



Safety Seat Checkup at the Petersen Automotive Museum (3/29/10)


Glendora Selected as “Model City” for New Child Passenger Safety Program (11/03/09)

Safety Seat Checkup Scheduled at Babies R Us in Van Nuys (9/21/09)

DUI Crashes Injure Kids, Remind Parents of Risk of Driving Impaired (8/21/09)

New York Tragedy A Stark Reminder To California Parents (8/11/09)

A Familiar Pattern: Father Kills Children, Wife, Injures 5 in Holiday DUI Crash (7/07/09)

Death of Three–Year–Old Highlights Little–Noticed Dui Risk to Kids (4/27/09)

Fatal Pasadena Crash Highlights Lessons for Parents During Special Enforcement Period (4/25/09)

Controversy about Safety Seat Testing (3/04/09). SBSUSA response to 3/01/09 Chigaco Tribune article.


Safety Seat Checkup Coming to San Fernando Valley (11-21-08)

Fatal Crash: A Tragic Lesson for Grandparents (10-22-08)

Kids at Risk, Parents Assisted at Safety Seat Check Up (10-10-08)

Safety Seat Checkup Coming to Glendora (9-08-08)

Safety Seat Checkup Scheduled at Whittier Quad (8-01-08)

Safety Seat Checkup Scheduled at South Los Angeles Mall (7-29-08)

Weekend Dui Crashes Highlight Little Known Risk to Kids (7-25-08)

Highway 4 Crash Highlights DUI Risk to Kids (5-01-08)

New SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. and Toyota Partnership to Protect Children (3-19-08)

Program Helps New Parents Protect Babies in the Car (3-17-08)

Safety Seat Checkup at the Petersen Automotive Museum (3-08-08)


New Program Encourages Teens to be Role Models for Safety (11-13-07)

Baby Saved in Crash After Mom’s Safety Class (7-23-07)

Letter from baby’s mother to SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. (English, Spanish)

Safe Rides to Day Care: Guidelines for Child Care Providers and Parents (7-24-07)

Safety Seat Checkup at the Petersen Automotive Museum (4/9/07)

Parents Warned of Risk to Kids in Day Care (2/7/07)


Response to YouTube video, "Importance of a 5-Point Harness Carseat" (11/27/06)

"The Perfect Gift," recommendations on properly buckling up children (1/9/06)

Tether Anchor Installation in pre-2001 Toyota & Lexus Vehicles
A Program Partnership with SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. (Lea en español)

Media Watch (PDF) reporting form

For Media Representatives:

You may Email Us for an interview or background information on car seat misuse, car seat/vehicle incompatibility, restraint usage rates, education and training, behavioral issues, community programs, safety belts, school bus safety, children in aircraft, legislative and regulatory issues related to child passenger safety.

If you are on deadline, please try these telephone numbers: 310-318-5111 (office)
From 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET) you may call 626-798-5197 - Stephanie Tombrello, Executive Director

For background information:

Crash Protection for Child Passengers: Rationale for Best Practice
UMTRI Research Review, January-March 2012

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