On September 13, 2009 IMMI, the a leading manufacturer of infant car seating components and the manufacturer of the SafeGuard Go Portable Child Safety announced that it has ceased manufacturing child car seats.
However, Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc., the nation’s largest juvenile products manufacturer, is reintroducing SafeGuard Go as the Safety 1st® Go Hybrid™ Booster Car Seat in order to increase the availability of this unique product to U.S. consumers.
“The Safety 1st Go Hybrid Booster Car Seat fills a unique niche in its product line and is just one of many innovative parenting solutions offered by Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.”
commented Dorel President Dave Taylor.
“It’s the only product on the market that blends the portability of a backless booster with the unmatched safety of a 5-point harness. Children can use this product from the time they are ready for a forward facing seat up to 60 pounds.”
The SafeGuard Go Hybrid Booster provides incredible versatility, having the convenience of a backless booster with the safety of a five-point harness. The SafeGuard Go Hybrid is a very clever design using the upper tether in the car to provide the support for the back of the seat and the leverage for the five-point harness so that the seat takes up very little space, width wise.
This is a great asset if have to place two or three car seats in the back of your car. The seat’s flexible back, which secures to the vehicle top tether and can be installed in less than one minute, can easily be folded and placed into the lightweight travel bag provided, making it ideal for travel.
The SafeGuard can grow with your child as the five-point harness, which secures children from 22 lbs. up to 60 lbs. in “harness mode” can also be converted into a latch-equipped seat belt booster in “booster mode” for children up to 100 lbs.
The SafeGuard features memory foam, an adjustable armrest and headrest with side impact protection, as well as a three-position crotch strap that adjusts for a great fit.
The SafeGuard booster or hybrid is compact and easy to take in and out of the car without compromising on safety and can easily be carried onto an aircraft with the included travel bag by either a parent or the child.
Go Booster Portable Car Seat Features
- Exceeds all government safety standards.
- Fits children from 22lbs up to 100 lbs.
- Keeps your growing child in a 5-point harness longer, up to 60 lbs.
- Converts to a backless booster car seat, for children between 40 and 100 lbs.
- Installs properly in less than a minute.
- Adjustable headrest.
- Lightweight and compact.
- Unique folding design is ideal for travel.
- Free Travel Bag and instructional DVD included.
- Harness mode fits children 22-60 lbs, 34-52 inches, over 1 year old, top tether required.
- Booster mode fits children 40-100 lbs, 43-57 inches and children over 3 years old.
Harness Mode Specifications
- 22-60 lbs.(12.6-27kg)
- 34-52 inches(86-132 cm)
- Over 1 Year Old
- Top Tether Use Required
Booster Mode Specifications
In the latest ease of use ratings published by NHTSA, the SafeGuard Go Portable Car Seat (Safety 1st® Go Hybrid™ Booster Car Seat ) received a four star rating, the highest of any restraint in the category of combination seats used in forward facing mode.