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Study Shows Many Pet Car Safety Restraints to Be Unsafe

- Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety Announce Full Study and Crash Testing Results


- Sleepypod Clickit Utility Harness Named 2013 Top Performing Harness


CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 3, 2013 - Subaru of America, Inc. and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), announced today the results of a collaborative study to test the effectiveness of pet harnesses marketed with safety claims. Sleepypod’s Clickit Utility Harness has been identified as the 2013 Top Performing Harness. The pet harness study was designed by CPS – a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety – to mirror the same crash tests used to measure the effectiveness of child safety products. The crash tests uncovered serious flaws in many of the popular pet restraints currently on the market, with many resulting in catastrophic failure. The goal of this study is to enforce the importance of driving safely with pets. In addition, the performance data will assist in the development of the first harness safety standard and test protocols that will serve as guidelines to the pet products industry.

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