Halfords offers trade-in for child booster cushions amid safety concerns

Car accessories chain launches booster amnesty

Halfords booster seat trade-in

FOR BUSY parents, manoeuvring bulky child seats in and out of the car can be a massive pain. So a booster cushion, which can be used legally once a child weighs 22kg — just under 3½ stone — can seem a great idea.

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However, the safety of booster cushions was called into question last year by Britax, a child seat manufacturer, and now the Halfords chain has responded by offering parents the chance to trade in a booster cushion for 20% off a new high-backed child seat.

Rebecca Baldwin, Halfords’ car seat expert, said: “We know safety is the top priority for parents, and with Halford’s safer seat campaign we’re making it easier than ever for our customers to understand why high-back boosters are a better choice for their children.”

Reasons to switch to a high-backed seat, according to Halfords, are extra side-impact protection for the head and chest, reduced chance of the belt crossing the neck area and better head support for sleeping children.

The offer runs until April 18, 2016 at all UK branches of Halfords, and the company is offering a click and collect service via its website.

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