New canopy covers for children’s cars may cost more than $1,000
New car seats and canopy covers are being added to some US car seats, but parents have to spend $1 billion to purchase the covers, according to a new study.
The study by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, which looked at safety data from 2013 to 2019, found that while manufacturers offer a range of covers for use in cars, consumers must pay the full $1.5 billion for the first generation.
The new cover covers were available from the start of the new year, but the CPSC report shows that most consumers still chose to pay more for the second generation of canopy covers.
The report also showed that parents spent more than half the cost of their covers for the full cycle.
It’s not clear why the CPSP found that consumers were still choosing to pay over $1 million for covers, but researchers speculate that it may be due to concerns about the cost and safety of a second-generation canopy cover.
The CPSC also found that the costs of the first-generation covers were higher than expected, with an average cost of $2,500 per year for the next four years.
Some studies have suggested that the cost may be even higher.
The costs are much higher than the costs associated with the car seats itself, said Carrie M. Miller, a senior safety adviser at Consumer Reports.
The cost for the CPSS study, however, was higher than other studies, she said.
The company also says the cost per canopy cover was $4.00 per head, while some consumer research has suggested that for an average child, that price is closer to $2.50.
Consumers who buy new covers, such as those for children under 3 and for children up to age 3, will save more than a quarter of the cost, the CPST report found.
In addition to covering children’s car seats up to an age of 3, some car seats also come with canopy covers that can be fitted to any child’s head.
This means that the child can ride safely in any car without having to remove their car seat and car seat belt, Miller said.
However, for children who do not ride in a car, the canopy cover should cover the entire child’s face, she added.
Children should also be given a choice about whether or not they want to use the cover to cover their ears, Miller told ABC News.
“If you don’t want to be wearing a canopy cover, don’t buy it,” she said, adding that she had heard from parents who had asked for an exemption from the $1-per-head canopy cover for kids who did not ride on a car seat.
“I think it’s a very important issue that we need to keep up on.”
The CPST’s Miller said she had seen a number of families who were not buying canopy covers, especially for children in first- or second-grade.
She said she hopes that the CPSs study helps parents make the decision whether to buy the covers.
“The CPSC has been really interested in this issue, and we’re continuing to educate parents on this issue,” Miller said, “and hopefully we’ll be able to help them make the right decision.”
The study found that some of the canopy covers were not available at all in some markets, such a Detroit area that had a number, including the Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Volt Plug-in.
“There are no certified or approved canopy covers in this market,” the report said.
In the report, the company also found some consumers were buying canopy cover that was not approved by the CPS for use with their vehicle, including a Chevrolet Volt with the hood covered with an approved canopy cover and the Nissan Leaf with the canopy covering on the hood, the report stated.
The safety information that is contained in canopy covers is “often incomplete and sometimes misleading, and it is difficult to verify,” the CPSB report said, warning that canopy covers can cause more injuries than the car seat covers they replace.
“We are concerned that consumers are not aware that canopy cover is potentially more hazardous than a carseat,” the study said.
“For example, a canopy covering is more likely to injure a child than a childseat covering is, which may cause serious injury to the child, such that the consumer should not buy a canopy.”