Misuse Study of LATCH Attachments: A Series of Sled Tests

Principal Investigator: Rajiv Menon, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A case of severe cervical spine injury in a toddler was previously identified and investigated by the engineering team at TraumaLink. This child was restrained in a new child restraint with LATCH attachment, and loose attachment was one proposed injury mechanism. This study conducted a series of sled tests to examine the effects of loose attachment on injury risk.