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What Makes a Convertible Car Seat Safe?

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I felt like writing this post today, because of my history in the education of car seats.  This past week, another manufacturer issued a safety recall of car seats, and it got me thinking.  “I wish all parents knew what really makes a car seat safe”.

Like most parents, when I had my first son, we just figured, “what’s the difference?  I’m sure if the US government approves of a manufactured car seat sold in the US, then it’s safe.  Why not get a less expensive seat and save the money?  I mean, would the US government really allow an unsafe seat on the market?”  So, I went to Wally World and bought an inexpensive convertible car seat.

After a couple of years, as we developed SmartMomma, I noticed that not all car seats are created equally.  Here I was with a plastic car seat with no EPS-lined foam on the sides, so that if there was an impact, my child’s head would be protected by a flimsy shield of plastic, about as thick as a frisbee.  Not good… This brings me to Point 1.

  • Car seat must be lined with EPS energy-absorbing foam.

This absorbs some of the energy of an impact and helps to protect the side of your child’s head and body from the impact with the side of the seat or foreign object when in a side-impact crash.

Another problem I had was that I could literally NOT install the seat by myself.  Who knew that inexpensive seat meant difficult, if not impossible, to install tightly and easily enough for a typical mom, who does not have the strength of her husband to tug and tug tight enough for the seat not to move around.

Here is a rule of thumb.  A car seat should not move more than one inch after installed.  If it moves more than that, it is not safe.  This would not be that big of a deal, except when I moved my car seat to my mom’s car, or if I needed to wash the cover because my son threw up in the car, I could literally not go anywhere all day until my husband got home and installed the stupid seat.   It was pathetic that I could not do this myself, but seriously, I would pull and pull and it would move about 2-3 inches, not nearly good enough.  Now I’m a busy mom, so I can’t just sit around waiting for my husband, so that seat just had to go.

That brings me to point 2 and the most important thing to look for in choosing a car seat is:

  • Car seat MUST be easy to install.

If the car seat is not easy to install and the instructions/design of the seat is not intuitive, chances are you will install it incorrectly.  That is not your fault as a parent, as much as it is the manufacturer.  Now I have a great seat, that I can install without the help of my husband.  It’s just two clicks, a knee in the seat and a couple of tugs and it’s in!

One of our manufacturer reps was in the store today to show us the difference between two competing well-known manufacturers and what makes their seats different, and I noticed another important point to look for.

  • Solid steel-enforced foundation

Most car seats are reinforced with plastic.  YES, PLASTIC!  This flimsy material is no match for maintaining the integrity of a car seat during a crash and therefore, cannot by itself thoroughly protect your child’s body.

This steel or magnesium foundation could be a steel bar, magnesium shell, or steel shell (even better).

A bit of trivia.  What part of your child’s body is most likely to be hurt in an automobile crash?

You guessed it!  The head!  How can we better protect this vital part of your child’s body?  An interesting fact was brought up to our store from one of our manufacturers.  They talked to the ER staff of major hospitals around the USA and found that the government standards were not protecting a child’s head from hitting the back of the front seat in a head-on or rear collision.  This resulted in an increase of head injuries that were entirely preventable with the right car seat and the right amount of tension in the harness.  A lot of this is user error, or with some great add-ons from manufacturers.  This includes tangle free harnesses, easy to tighten belts, and one manufacturer even offers “Click-Safe” technology, which produces an audible clicking noise when the harness is tight enough on your child, which brings me to another feature to look for.

  • Tangle-free, easy to tighten harnesses

When you do choose your seat, also make sure that you are tightening that harness so that there is no slack in the shoulder nor hip area of the child.  Your child may complain, but you are protecting your child when you make sure the harness is at the proper tightness.

While we are talking about head safety, we have one more area that you should consider when buying your child a convertible car seat in relation to safety.  That is the extra side impact protection head piece.  Some examples of these models include the Britax Boulevard or Advocate, Recaro ProSport or ProRide, and the Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL.  It is my opinion that paying a little bit more and getting these models over the less expensive models offered by the same manufacturers really does make a difference with side impact.

To illustrate this point, check out this quick Sunshine Kids Radian XT crash video, which clearly shows the extra side impact wings/head piece cradles the head and gives extra protection that would not be there without the wings.

SUNSHINE KIDS RADIAN XT CRASH TEST VIDEO

As a retailer, I did not push the importance of the side head protection on my customers until I saw this video.  Many parents are worried that this blocks the view of their child and they won’t be able to see as well.  As a mom, I can certainly see the point, but I must say, both of my boys were upgraded to these seats and they have never complained; and I feel better knowing that they have this extra safety, and that means piece of mind for me.  My older son, Dillon, seemed to sit forward for the first couple of days in the car seat, as if to see better, but then quickly got used to the change.  Your child will sit in whatever seat you get for them, and in relation to their ultimate safety, this point of not being able to see as well, seems unimportant.  Most children don’t even notice a difference, and if you are moving them from an infant carrier, it is virtually no difference at all in relation to the view.   So the last important point…

  • Extra Side impact HEAD protection that goes beyond the sides of the seat: a head piece lined in EPS foam

Well, I hope that this guide helps you make a decision about what car seat to go with for your child.  I encourage you to go to your local independent juvenile retailer to explore all the different options, and to help you choose the absolute right seat for you.  These stores are the ones with the knowledge and the options, and most of the owners are parents themselves.

I hope you walk away from this blog post empowered to choose the right car seat for your most precious cargo; your child.  We all want the best for our children, and want our kids to be safe.  Happy Travels!

I leave you with more crash test videos.

RECARO CRASH TEST VIDEO



BRITAX CRASH TEST VIDEO

AAP Releases Car Seat Safety Guide

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Not sure which kind of car seat your child needs?  Check out the recently published Car Safety Seat Guide for parents, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It gives some helpful hints about what to look for in an infant carrier, convertible car seat, or booster seat.  It also helps you make the decision as to when to transition your child, and give you some direction on installation and function of the car seat.

You can find this helpful guide at: http://www.aap.org/family/carseatguide.htm.

As a reminder, SmartMomma carries the following brands in car seats

-Britax
-Chicco
-Clek
-Recaro
-Sunshine Kids

We hope this guide published by the AAP helps to make your car seat decision easier.

Did You Know Different States Have Different Car Seat/Booster Laws?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Many consumers think that the law is the same throughout the United States, but child car seat laws are different depending on what state you live in.  Below we have listed the different laws per state, as stated by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.

Parents - no matter what state you live in, be safe!  SmartMomma recommends Britax car seats, known for their safety and design.  Manufactured always in the USA.  NOW THROUGH JUNE 28, 2009 SMARTMOMMA IS GIVING AWAY A FREE TRAVEL PACKAGE WITH ALL REGULAR PRICED BRITAX CAR SEATS ($50 VALUE).  Please click on the link below for more information.

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Summary of Child Booster Seat Laws

(47 states total, including the District of Columbia)To date, 47 states (including Washington, D.C.) have some form of a booster seat law.  In many states, Safe Kids coalitions were actively involved in advocacy efforts to upgrade their child restraint law.  Please note that the laws generally require some older children to ride properly restrained in a booster seat, secured by the motor vehicle’s safety belt system.  Age coverage and other requirements vary by state.

The following is a brief summary of current booster seat laws (please note the range of effective dates):

1) California
-California’s law requires children ages 5 & under and weighing less than 60 pounds to use an appropriate child safety seat.
The law went into effect on January 1, 2002.

2) Washington (Note: Washington enacted a booster seat law in 2002 and revised this law in 2005 and 2007.)
-Washington’s newly upgraded law requires children ages 7 & under to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 8 or older, or 4′9″ in height or taller can be restrained by a safety belt or an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 12 & under should sit in the back seat when practical.
-The law went into effect on June 1, 2007.

3) Arkansas
Signed into law on February 28, 2001, Arkansas’ law requires children ages 5 & under and weighing less than 60 pounds to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 6 - 14 or weighing at least 60 pounds must use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2001.

4) South Carolina
-Signed into law on July 3, 2001, South Carolina’s law requires children ages 5 & under and weighing between 40 - 80 pounds to use a booster seat in the back seat.
-Children ages 5 & under and weighing more than 80 pounds who can sit with their backs straight against the vehicle seat back cushions, with their knees bent over the vehicle’s seat edge without slouching, may use a safety belt in the back seat.
-Children ages 0 - 1 or weighing less than 20 pounds must use a rear-facing child safety seat in the back seat.
-Children ages 1 - 5 and weighing between 20 - 39 pounds must use a forward-facing child safety seat in the back seat.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2001.

5) Oregon (Note: Oregon enacted a booster seat law in 2001 and revised this law in 2007.)
-Oregon’s newly upgraded law requires children through age 7, weighing more than 40 pounds and measuring 4′9″ or shorter to use a booster seat.
-Children weighing 40 pounds or less are required to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children under age one, regardless of weight, or children weighing 20 pounds or less, must be properly secured in a rear-facing child safety seat.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2007.

6) Rhode Island
-Signed into law on July 9, 2001, Rhode Island’s law requires children ages 6 & under, less than 54 inches in height, and weighing less than 80 pounds to use an appropriate child safety seat in the back seat.
-Children ages 6 & under, 54 inches in height or more, and weighing 80 pounds or more are required to use a safety belt in the back seat.
-The law went into effect on July 9, 2001.

7) New Jersey
-Signed into law on September 6, 2001, New Jersey’s law requires children ages 7 & under and weighing less than 80 pounds to use an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat in the back seat.
-Children ages 7 & under and weighing more than 80 pounds are required to use a safety belt.
-Children ages 8 - 17 are required to use safety belts.
-The law went into effect on December 1, 2001.

8) Maine
-Signed into law on April 1, 2002, Maine’s law requires children weighing less than 40 pounds to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 7 & under and weighing at least 40 pounds but under 80 pounds are required to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 8 - 17 or ages 17 & under and more than 4′7″ in height are required to use a safety belt.
-Children ages 11 & under and weighing less than 100 pounds are required to ride properly secured in the rear seat, if possible.
-The law went into effect on January 1, 2003.

9) Virginia(Note: Virginia enacted a booster seat law in 2002 and revised this law in 2007.)
-Signed into law on February 23, 2007, Virginia’s law requires children ages 7 & under to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 8 - 15 are required to use a safety belt.
-The law will go into effect on July 1, 2007.

10) Nebraska
-Signed into law on April 17, 2002, Nebraska’s law requires children ages 5 & under to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 6 - 15 are required to use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2002.

11) Maryland (Note: Maryland enacted a booster seat in 2002 and revised this law in 2008.)
-Signed into law on May 13, 2008, Maryland’s new law will required children to be in a child safety seat up to their 8th birthday, unless they weigh more than 65 pounds or are 4′9″ or taller.
-Children ages 8 - 15 will be required to use a child safety seat or safety belt.
-The law will go into effect on June 30, 2008.

12) Delaware
-Signed into law on May 9, 2002, Delaware’s law requires children ages 7 & under and weighing less than 66 pounds to ride in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat.
-Children ages 8 - 15 and weighing more than 65 pounds are required to use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on January 1, 2003.

13) Colorado
-Signed into law on June 4, 2002, Colorado’s law requires children ages 4 - 5 and less than 55 inches in height to use a booster seat.
-Children less than one year of age and weighing less than 20 pounds are required to ride in an appropriate rear-facing child safety seat.
-Children ages 1 - 3 and weighing more than 20 pounds (but less than 40 pounds) are required to ride in an appropriate forward-facing child safety seat.
-Children ages 6 - 15 are required to use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on August 1, 2003, with a year of public education before enforcement begins. When enforcement begins on August 1, 2004, police officers will give warnings, not tickets, to drivers for one year.

14) District of Columbia
-Approved by the Mayor on August 26, 2002, D.C.’s law requires children ages 7 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat.
-Children ages 8 - 15 are required to use a safety belt or a child safety seat.
-The law went into effect on October 16, 2002.

15) Pennsylvania
-Signed into law on December 23, 2002, Pennsylvania’s law requires children ages 4 - 7 to use a booster seat.
-Children ages 8 - 17 are required to use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on February 21, 2003.

16) Wyoming
-Signed into law on March 7, 2003, Wyoming’s law requires children ages 8 and under to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2003.

17) Montana
-Signed into law on April 17, 2003, Montana’s law requires children ages 5 & under and weighing less than 60 pounds to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-The law will go into effect on October 1, 2003.

18) Vermont
-Signed into law on May 20, 2003, Vermont’s law requires children ages 1 - 7 and weighing more than 20 pounds to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children under the age of one (regardless of weight) and children weighing less than 20 pounds (regardless of age) are required to use a rear-facing child safety seat.
-Children ages 8 - 15 are required to use a child safety seat or a safety belt.

-The law went into effect on January 1, 2004.

19) New Hampshire
-Signed into law on May 20, 2003, New Hampshire’s law requires children ages 5 & under and less than 55 inches in height to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-The law went into effect on January 1, 2004.

20) Nevada
-Signed into law on June 9, 2003, Nevada’s new law requires children ages 5 & under and weighing 60 pounds or less to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 6 - 17 or children ages 5 & under and weighing more than 60 pounds are required to use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on June 1, 2004.

21) Tennessee
-Signed into law on June 11, 2003, Tennessee’s new law requires children ages 4 - 8 and measuring less than 4′9″ in height* to use a booster seat (in the rear seat, if available).
-Children under age 1 or children weighing 20 pounds or less are required to use a rear-facing child safety seat (in the rear seat, if available).
-Children ages 1 - 3 and weighing more than 20 pounds are required to use a forward-facing child safety seat (in the rear seat, if available).
-Children ages 9 - 12 (or any child through age 12) measuring 4′9″ or more in height* are required to use a safety belts (in the rear seat, if available).
-Children ages 13 - 15 are required to use a safety belt (in the rear seat, if available).
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2004.
-Height language signed into law on April 14, 2005.  The effective date of the height requirement was July 1, 2005.

22) Illinois
-Signed into law on July 3, 2003, Illinois’ law requires children ages 7 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 8 - 15 are required to use a safety belt.
-Children weighing more than 40 pounds may use a lap belt in the back seat, if the vehicle does not have a combination lap and shoulder belt.
-The law went into effect on January 1, 2004.

23) Louisiana
-Signed into law on July 7, 2003, Louisiana’s law requires children ages 5 & under or weighing 60 pounds or less to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 4 - 5 or weighing 40 - 60 pounds are required to use a booster seat.
-Children ages 1 - 3 or weighing 20 - 39 pounds are required to use a forward-facing child safety seat.
-Children younger than age one or weighing less than 20 pounds are required to use a rear-facing child safety seat.
-The law went into effect on January 1, 2004.

24) Indiana
-Signed into law on March 17, 2004, Indiana’s law requires children ages 7 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat (provided that the driver holds an Indiana driver’s license).
-Children ages 8 - 15 are required to use a child safety seat or safety belt.
-Drivers who do not possess an Indiana license are required to restrain children ages 15 & under in a safety belt or child safety seat.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2005.

25) Oklahoma
-Signed into law on March 31, 2004, Oklahoma’s new law requires children ages 5 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 6 - 12 are required to use a child safety seat or safety belt.
-Children weighing more than 40 pounds may use a lap safety belt if rear seating positions do not have a lap and shoulder belt system.
-The law went into effect immediately upon the governor’s signature.

26) Iowa
-Signed into law on April 28, 2004, Iowa’s law requires children ages 5 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 6 - 10 are required to use a child safety seat or safety belt.
-Children ages 11 and older are required to use a safety belt when sitting in the front seat.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2004.

27) Georgia

-Signed into law on May 14, 2004, Georgia’s law requires children ages 5 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children weighing at least 40 pounds can be secured in a lap safety belt only, provided that the vehicle is not equipped with both lap and shoulder belts.
-Children over 4 feet and 9 inches can be restrained in a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2004.

28) North Carolina
-Signed into law on August 17, 2004, North Carolina’s law requires children ages 7 & under and less than 80 pounds to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 7 & under and weighing between 40 - 80 pounds can be secured in a lap safety belt only, provided that the vehicle is not equipped with both lap and shoulder belts.
-The law went into effect on January 1, 2005.

29) New York
-Signed into law on September 28, 2004, New York’s law requires children ages 6 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-The law went into effect in March, 2005.

30) Idaho
-Signed into law on March 30, 2005, Idaho’s law requires children ages 6 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2005.

31) New Mexico
-Signed into law on April 7, 2005, New Mexico’s law requires children ages 5 - 6 (regardless of weight) or children weighing less than 60 pounds (regardless of age) to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 7 - 17 are required to use a child safety seat or safety belt.
-The law went into effect on June 17, 2005.

32) North Dakota
-Signed into law on April 11, 2005, North Dakota’s law requires children ages 6 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 6 & under who are at least 57 inches in height and who weigh at least 80 pounds are not required to use a child safety seat.
-Children weighing more than 40 pounds can be restrained by a lap safety belt if the vehicle is not equipped with lap and shoulder belts, or if all lap and shoulder belts are in use by other passengers.
-Children ages 7 - 17 are required to use a child safety seat or safety belt.
-The law went into effect on August 1, 2005.

33) West Virginia
-Signed into law on April 21, 2005, West Virginia’s law requires children ages 7 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 7 & under and at least 4′9″ tall can be restrained by a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on July 20, 2005.

34) Connecticut
-Signed into law on June 2, 2005, Connecticut’s law requires children ages 6 & under or weighing less than 60 pounds to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children under age one or weighing less than 20 pounds are required to use a rear-facing child safety seat.
-Children ages 7 & older and weighing 60 or more pounds are required to use a child safety seat or a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on October 1, 2005.

35) Wisconsin
-Signed into law on February 6, 2006, Wisconsin’s law requires children ages 4 - 7, weighing between 40 - 80 pounds and no more than 57 inches in height to ride in a booster seat.
-Children ages 1 - 3 and weighing between 20 - 39 pounds are required to use a forward-facing child safety seat in the back seat if possible.
-Children less than one year of age or weighing less than 20 pounds are required to use a rear-facing child safety seat in the back seat if possible.
-The law went into effect on June 1, 2006.

36) Kansas
-Signed into law on March 27, 2006, Kansas’ law requires children ages 4 - 7, weighing less than 80 pounds or less than 4′9″ in height, to use an appropriate child restraint.
-Children under the age of 4 are required to be restrained in the most appropriate child safety seat for his or her age.
-Children ages 8 - 13 years of age or weighing more than 80 pounds or is more than 4′9″, are required to use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2006.

37) Alabama
-Signed into law on April 26, 2006, Alabama’s law requires children through age 5 to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children are required to use a booster seat until he/she is six years of age.
-Children are required to use a forward-facing child safety seat until he/she is at least five years of age or weighs 40 pounds.
-Children are required to use a rear-facing child safety seat until he/she is at least one year of age or weighs 20 pounds.
-Children ages 6 - 14 are required to use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on July 1, 2006.

38) Hawaii
-Signed into law on June 6, 2006, Hawaii’s law requires children ages 7 & under to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 4 - 7 can use a safety belt if they are over 4′9″ in height.
-Children ages 4 - 7 and weighing at least 40 pounds can use a lap-only safety belt in the back seat if there are no lap/shoulder belts available.
-Children ages 8 - 14 are required to use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on January 1, 2007.

39) Missouri
-Signed into law on June 29, 2006, Missouri’s law requires childrenages 4 - 7 weighing at least 40 pounds but under 80 pounds, and less than 4′9″ to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children less than four years of age (regardless of weight) and children weighing less than 40 pounds (regardless of age) are required to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children weighing at least 80 pounds or children more than 4′9″ in height are required to use a safety belt or booster seat.
-The law went into effect on August 28, 2006.

40) Utah
-Signed into law on March 17, 2008, Utah’s law requires children through age 7 to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 7 and under who are 57 inches or taller are allowed to use a safety belt.
-Children ages 8 and up are required to use a safety belt.
-The law went into effect on May 4, 2008.

41) Michigan
-Signed into law on March 27, 2008, Michigan’s law will require that children ages 4 - 7 and less than 4′9″ tall be properly secured in a child safety seat.
-The new law went into effect on July 1, 2008.

42) Massachusetts
-Signed into law on April 11, 2008, Massachusetts’ law will require children through age 7 to ride in an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children taller than 57 inches in height and children ages 8 - 12 will be required to ride in a safety belt.
-The new law went into effect on May 1, 2008.

43) Kentucky
-Signed into law on April 14, 2008, Kentucky’s lawwill require children through age 6 who are between 40 - 50 inches tall to use a booster seat.
-Violators of the law will receive courtesy warnings until July 1, 2009.  Violations on or after this date will result in a $30 fine.  First time violators will be allowed to present proof of a booster seat purchase to escape the fine.

44) Mississippi
-Signed into law on May 8, 2008, Mississippi’s law will require children ages 4 - 6 and less than 4′9″ in height or less than 65 pounds in weight to use a booster seat.
-Children ages 3 & under will be required to use a child safety seat.
-Children ages 6 & under who are not required to use a child safety seat or booster seat must use a safety belt.
-The new law went into effect on July 1, 2008.

45) Ohio
-Signed into law on January 6, 2009, Ohio’s new law will require children ages 7 & under and less than 4′9″ to use a booster seat.
-Children ages 0 - 3 or less than 40 pounds will be required to use a child safety seat.
-Children ages 8 - 15 will be required to use a child safety seat or safety belt.
-The new law will go into effect on April 6, 2009.  Violations of the law for the first six months will be subject to warnings only.  Full enforcement, including citations, will begin on or about November 6, 2009.  Fines will range from $25 to $75 per occurrence.

46) Minnesota
-Signed into law on May 15, 2009, Minnesota’s new law will require children ages 7 & under and less than 4′9″ to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children ages 8 - 10 will be required to use a safety belt.
-Violation of the child safety seat law will result in a maximum fine of $50.
-The new law will go into effect on July 1, 2009.

47) Texas
-Enacted into law on May 29, 2009, Texas’ new law will require children ages 7 & under to use an appropriate child safety seat.
-Children who are taller than 4′9″ will not be required to use a child safety seat.
-Violation of the child safety seat law will result in a maximum $25 fine for the first offense.  Subsequent violations will result in a maximum $250 fine.
-The new law will go into effect on September 1, 2009.

For more information on the booster seat laws, please click:
http://jpma.org/pdfs/09CPSLegislationMayUpdate.pdf
http://jpma.org/pdfs/BoosterLawMap2009.pdf

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