Most toxic 2011 car seats

August 3, 2011 2:13:51 PM PDT
The Ecology Center, a nonprofit, released a list of most toxic and least toxic car seats for 2011.

Most Toxic 2011 Car Seats:

Infant Seat: Graco Snugride 35 in Edgemont Red/Black & Graco SnugRide 30 in Asprey

Convertible Seat: Britax Marathon 70 in Jet Set & Britax Marathon in Platinum

Booster Seat: Recaro Pro Booster in Blue Opal & Recaro ProSPORT Toddler in Mist

Least Toxic 2011 Car Seats:

Infant Seat: Chicco KeyFit 30 in Limonata, Graco Snugride 35 in Laguna Bay & Combi Shuttle 33 in Cranberry Noche

Convertible Carseat: Graco Comfort Sport in Caleo, Graco MyRide 65 in Chandler and Streamer, Safety 1st OnSide Air in Clearwater, and Graco Nautilus Elite 3-in-1 in Gabe

Booster Seat: Graco Turbo Booster in Anders

Overall, the nonprofit said, car seats are improving in terms of their toxicity levels. Since 2008, when the Ecology Center began this research, average car seat rankings have improved by 64 percent.

Research was also conducted on models by Alpha Sport, Baby Trend, Clek, Compass, Dorel Juvenile Group (Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Maxi-Cosi, Safety First), Evenflo, Fisher Price, Harmony Juvenile, Orbit Baby, Peg Perego, Sunshine Kids, Teutonia and The First Years.

Click hear to read the Ecology Center's report.

For a complete list of car seat rankings and chemical composition visit www.healthystuff.org.

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