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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:50 AM

 

Tests On Dog Safety Belts Show 100 Percent Failure Rate...

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A first-of-its-kind crash test for dog harnesses widely used by pet owners showed that none offer adequate protection, with not a single harness passing the test.

The non-profit Center for Pet Safety (CPS) said during its harness tests, crash-test dog dummies turned into projectiles and were even decapitated.

“We tested them to the child safety restraint standard and we experienced a 100-percent failure rate to protect either the consumer or the dog,” said CPS founder and CEO Lindsey Wolko. “That is a very real concern for consumers.”

The Center for Pet Safety would not disclose which harnesses the nonprofit tested out of fear even fewer people will secure their pets.

Wolko said that, while some manufactures do claim to do their own testing, there is no government standard, which creates unregulated industry that can be dangerous for drivers.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:51 AM

1. “Something is better than nothing, but again, it is only going to be as good as the manufacturer...

 

“Something is better than nothing, but again, it is only going to be as good as the manufacturer, the fit and the user application of the product,” said Haddad.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 04:38 PM

2. What about crates, secured in cars?

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Response to oregonjen (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 05:07 PM

3. I would think that would be the better option if properly secured since the pet would have limited

 

distance to slam up against something.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 10:48 PM

4. That's

what I think too. Maybe secure the crate
with a seat belt run through it.
A dog being injured in a wreck is horrible
but I've heard of so many that end up loose and lost after an accident.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 06:46 AM

5. My dog is always in a crate which is tied down with a safty belt.

My previous dog had the run of the car...and had been thrown under the dashboard twice when I had to step in the breaks suddenly. My rescue JRT, Rosie, was used to the crate so it was an easy thing to do. It's a relief to me to know she's safe as possible.
I give her something to chew on and she's happy.

Cute story.......
One day I was packing the car to go visit my daughter. I left the car door open because Rosie pulls on the leash so hard. I opened my house door to put more things in the car
and Rosie darted out of the house like a bullet and ran into the garage. I expected her to be in some dark cluttered corner mousing where I couldn't even reach her. But to my surprise and delight...there she was sitting in her crate with a bone in her mouth as if to say, "Let's go!" I still can't believe she did that.

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