Traveling Dog Lady: New Pet Seat Belt Crash Tested at US & Canadian Safety Standards

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Pet Seat Belt Crash Tested at US & Canadian Safety Standards

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I am such a huge fan of the Clickit Terrain car safety harness for dogs, that I had to share today's press release! I use the Clickit safety harness (seat belt) for my dogs all the time. This is such great news! See press release below, and....Clickit!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Pet Seat Belt Crash Tested at U.S. and Canadian Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems
Sleepypod crash tests its new Clickit Terrain car safety harness for dogs at Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 and Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213.

Pasadena, Calif.—July 13, 2017—Sleepypod®, a Pasadena-based company known for redefining pet products, today announces it has crash tested its new Clickit Terrain car safety harness for dogs at U.S. and Canadian safety standards for child restraint systems. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213 and Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) No. 213 are analogous safety standards with speed, test bench, and crash pulse among the similarities. There are several small differences to include belt and bench positioning. NHTSA issues Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in the United States. Find more information at https://www.nhtsa.gov/laws-regulations/fmvss. Transport Canada is responsible for transportation policies and programs in Canada. Find more information https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulations/regulations-crc-c1038.htm.

“Sleepypod is the first pet product manufacturer to test its pet seat belts at U.S. and Canadian safety standards for child restraint systems with successful results,” says Michael Leung, Sleepypod co-founder and lead product designer. “In each test, the Clickit Terrain safety harness kept the crash test dog from accelerating forward and leaving the test bench while controlling rotation.” Watch the crash tests at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyXWASEZWXs.

Sleepypod tested the Clickit Terrain safety harness using DUKE 2.0, Sleepypod’s proprietary crash test dog weighing 75 pounds. Find more information about DUKE 2.0 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb210V0_on8.

  

About Clickit Terrain
Clickit Terrain is light and easy to use without sacrificing safety. Shock absorbing sleeves work with a broad padded vest and patented Infinity Loop design for more safety in the car. The same patent pending shock absorbing sleeves make Clickit Terrain comfortable for use as an everyday walking harness and also provide better control for the handler. Reflective patches on the harness shoulders can be interchanged with service patches for working dogs. Clickit Terrain can be used with an optional Terrain Pack. Working dogs and active dogs will benefit from the Clickit Terrain design. It combines award-winning travel safety technology with enhanced safety, comfort, and control features for sustained daily use. Find more information about Clickit Terrain at http://sleepypod.com/releases/031717-Sleepypod-Announces-Clickit-Terrain.pdf.

About Sleepypod
Look behind the beautiful designs and you’ll find multiple functions, durable materials, and safety beyond compare. Sleepypod pet products have earned numerous awards and accolades for safety and design innovation. Every Sleepypod carrier and car safety harness has been certified with a top safety rating from the Center for Pet Safety. Pets travel safer with Sleepypod. Sleepypod.com

Media Contact
Jane Skuta at press@sleepypod.com or (703) 364-9753



6 comments:

  1. Sleepypod was the first company to have their harness pass US safety tests. And then Kurgo, when they failed the tests, redesigned their harness.

    So great to see companies looking so carefully at pet safety.

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    1. Interesting, I did not know that. Thanks for sharing that important information. We love taking our dogs on R.I.D.E.s but we have to be mindful of their safety. They may act like they are invincible, but they are actually more vulnerable than us humans when in a car. Especially ones like Cooper who are "disabled" -- he couldn't stabilize himself in a slam-on-the-brakes situation, for example, because he only has one front leg. Great info, thanks so much Pamela!

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  2. The ONE TIME I use my iPad to post on the blog... auto-correct caused an error in the 2nd sentence. Corrected now with human intervention. Grrrrrr.

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  3. Oh, that's good to know! I need to get one of those. We have one of the older Kurgo models, but to be honest, since I knew it didn't pass, I tended to not use it. Good to know they passed!

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    1. My dogs tend to "bolt" when I open the car door, so these things have been fantastic. It's hard handling two large dogs by myself! :)

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