Accessory child safety harnesses: do the risks outweigh the benefits?

  title={Accessory child safety harnesses: do the risks outweigh the benefits?},
  author={Julie M Brown and Derek Wainohu and Peter Aquilina and Basuki Suratno and Paul Richard Kelly and Lynne E Bilston},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={42 1},
Accessory child safety harnesses are available in some countries as alternative restraints for young children or as an accessory restraint used with booster seats. Their use, in Australia at least, is becoming more common. There have been concerns that the risk of misuse of these restraints outweighs any potential benefit this system might have over a retractable lap-shoulder belt system used with a booster seat. However to date there is no evidence to confirm or deny this. This study used… CONTINUE READING