When did child seat anchors become standard?
Tethers were used on forward-facing child restraints (CRs) in the United States, Canada, and Australia as early as 1970. They have been required equipment for all forward-facing CRs made since 1974 in Australia and since 1980 in Canada.
When did latch become standard in cars?
The LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system was developed to make it easier to correctly install child safety seats without using seat belts. LATCH can be found in vehicles as well as infant, convertible and forward-facing child safety seats, made after Sept. 1, 2002.
How do I know if my car has latch?
Your vehicle owner’s manual will tell you if LATCH is present. You can also look for the built-in latch anchors which are usually marked by a symbol or tag on the vehicle’s seat. LATCH-equipped vehicles will have two lower anchors and one top tether anchor installed in each LATCH seating position.
Can you install latch system in older car?
Cars made after 2002 have a LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system in place from the factory, but there aren’t any kits available to retrofit older cars.
When did top tether start?
We refer to it as the top tether since that’s a clear way to think of it. Since 2000, car seats have had tether anchors, and since September 1, 2000 for the 2001 model year top tethers have been required in vehicles.
When did car seats become mandatory in Ontario?
Child seats have been mandatory in Ontario since the 1980s, but as of September 1, 2005, parents, grandparents, babysitters or any adults who carry children in a car must have forward-facing booster seats for children who have outgrown child car seats.