As a special preview of the LA Baby Show, coming up on the weekend of November 5-6, we have interviewed or profiled many of the Show’s vendors and participants. You can read all about them on this Show blog, but of course the real fun is experiencing the Baby Show in person.
Tickets to the Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual, and can be purchased here.
Nothing is more important than the safety of your children, especially in a car or stroller as you travel outside. For all the flashy additions to strollers and car seats that some companies focus on, the most vital part must be the safety features. Britax, a British company, is an industry leader in child safety and has been making car seats for 50 years.
To find out more about Britax, we spoke with Kate Clark, Public Relations and Events Manager.
For someone unfamiliar with Britax and BOB Gear, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Britax manufactures a full line of safe, high-quality and intuitively designed premium car seats, strollers, and accessories. Britax Americas sets and exceeds safety standards in the U.S and Canada, and engineers, tests and assembles more than 90 percent of its car seats in the United States. In 2011, Britax expanded its product line by acquiring BOB Gear, a leading manufacturer of high-quality strollers and stroller accessories. The Britax Child Safety, Inc. Americas Headquarters is located in Fort Mill, S.C. and employs over 200 people.
BOB Gear is a leading manufacturer of high-quality strollers and stroller accessories that help facilitate active family endeavors. Designed for new families, BOB stroller models combine elite performance, durability, and versatile “grow-with- the-family” features to offer parents a product that can successfully support a variety of activities through multiple years and children. In 2011, Britax USA acquired BOB Gear. For more information, visit bobgear.com
What is the background of Britax? When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
Britax has been a leader in mobile safety for more than 70 years. Extensive experience, hours of engineering and in-house child seat experts has made Britax a leader in child safety products. Britax engineers have brought more innovations, like SafeCell Technology and the ClickTight Installation System, to child seat safety than anyone else in the world.
What are the most popular and/or newest services and products from Britax?
Some of the most popular Britax products include the ClickTight Convertible car seats and Harness-2-Boosters, as well as the B-Agile/B-Safe 35 Travel System and newly refreshed B-Ready Stroller.
Two of the most popular BOB products include the BOB Revolution PRO and BOB Revolution FLEX strollers.
What sets Britax apart from other stroller and carrier companies?
Britax offers a legacy of leadership in developing innovations that enhance the safety of child car seats and improve their ease of installation and use. Our uncompromising focus has made Britax the best-selling child car seat in Europe and one of the brands most trusted by American parents and caregivers since entering the U.S. market in 1996. Our commitment to improving child safety is unparalleled, as evidenced by the fact that our products undergo the most rigorous testing in our industry at five BRITAX testing facilities worldwide. We also work closely with vehicle manufacturers to encourage design improvements that enhance the performance of child car seats. In addition, we maintain an ongoing dialogue with consumers, child passenger safety technicians and other child safety advocates to ensure proper installation and use of child seats and develop new ideas to improve their safety and ease of use.
What can parents expect from Britax at the LA Baby Show?
Parents can expect to learn about the correct way to install and use their car seats, as well as which seats and strollers are best for their specific family’s lifestyle. There will be something there for everyone.
To see more about Britax, check out us.britax.com