Diono crash test report
Report of results and conclusions for crash test of various Diono products
Sunshine Kids, who originolly conducted the test, has in 2012 change name to Diono.
Objective and Intent
To conduct crash testing using various auto and car seat accessory products and observe their performance during these tests with regard to their individual performance and durability, as well as any effects on the injury criteria measured.
Methodology and Test Protocol
No federal regulations exist that govern the products that were tested. However, FMVSS 213 was utilized to determine their performance in their intended use circumstances. Three crash tests were designed to utilize the various accessory products in their installed positions.
The products tested were as follows:
• Soft Wrap
strap covers for a CRS harness system
• Sit Rite
foam noodle to level an infant carrier
• Grip It
seat protector for use between a CRS and the vehicle seat
• Easy View
rear view mirror for attachment to the vehicle headrest
• Stuff ‘n Scuff
storage pouch for attachment to the vehicle headrest
• Super Mat
protector for use between a CRS and the vehicle seat
One test utilized an infant carrier with the Super Mat, with a 16 oz. water bottle in the Super Mat pocket for weight simulation purposes.
A secondtest utilized an infant carrier with the other accessories installed on or with the carrier and to the headrest of the sled bench seat. The Stuff ‘n Scuff was weighted with a 16 oz. water bottle for weight simulation purposes.
All tests were conducted in accordance with the standard protocol specified in FMVSS 213. Measurements, photographs, and slow motion movies were recorded to validate the testing parameters, as well as to document results.
Two trials of the third test using the infant carrier and accessories were conducted to establish and confirm the consistency of crash test parameters and results.
In addition to the numerical measurements recorded and measured for these tests, visual observations were also conducted on all products to determine what effect, if any, their performance may have had on the seat belt webbing, the infant carrier, or the injury criteria for the dummies used in the tests.
None of the products interfered with the performance of the CRS, the vehicle seat belt system, other parts of the vehicle seat or the dummies used in these tests.
All products remained securely affixed and in position during the tests and did not produce any detrimental effects on the seat belt webbing or infant carrier used in the tests. The products exhibited no breakage, structural degradation or any loss of ability to perform their intended functions after the tests.