Low-tech ‘Main Squeeze’ compresses for snug fit inside vehicle
By turning a simple crank, a parent car uses the Main Squeeze device to ensure that a child safety seat is installed tightly against a cars permanent seat for maximum protection.
Photo by Will Kirk
Three Johns Hopkins University undergraduates have invented a low-tech tool that makes it much easier to properly install child safety seats in automobiles, ensuring a snug fit and maximum protection for the child.
The device, dubbed "Main Squeeze," is intended to simplify the difficult task of compressing a child safety seat against a cars permanent seat during installation. Incorrectly installed, a loose car seat can shift during an accident and leave an infant or toddler exposed to unnecessary risk of injury.
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