House introduces a sweeping booster seat safety law to protect children in car crashes

After determining that the makers of the car seats misled parents about their risks and endangered children’s lives, members of Congress are introducing a law that would establish the most sweeping safety rules for booster seats in more than two decades. 

The new legislation, called the Booster Seat Safety Act, was prompted by a ProPublica investigation last year. The act’s chief sponsors — Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., and Katie Porter, D-Calif. — say it will address gaping holes in federal regulations that have allowed booster seat manufacturers to make up their own side-impact crash tests and decide what passes.

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