At what age can a child use CARES?

May 25th, 2012

There is no minimum age limit for using CARES.

According to the FAA certification for CARES, the FAA states “The system is for use by children between 22 and 44 lb. (~10-20 kg) in weight, less than 40 inches (~101 cm) tall and who are capable of sitting upright alone in a forward facing position.”

Child restraints are classified by child category and CARES is certified as a Type III restraint for Toddlers. The required labeling is as follows:

THIS TYPE III CHILDĀ  RESTRAINT IS DESIGNED FOR USE ONLY BY CHILDREN WHO WEIGH BETWEEN 22 AND 44 LBS {10-20 KG) AND WHOSE HEIGHT IS 40 IN {1OOCM) OR LESS AND WHO ARE CAPABLE OF SITTING UPRIGHT ALONE. DO NOT USE IN A SIDE FACING SEAT. USE ONLY IN A FORWARD FACING SEAT.