Parents can relax.
After Consumer Reports terrified many parents by issuing a review early this month of car seats that deemed most of them to be miserable failures at protecting children in a crash, they've just issued a statement
that retracts their review and apologizes for faulty testing methods.
Apparently, the illustrious magazine outsourced their testing in this instance, and the testers simulated crashes that were twice as fast as originally claimed -- completely skewing data as a result. You can read the full article on the retraction at MSNBC here.