Sleepypod Crash Tests
LOS ANGELES—Sleepypod has tested its namesake product in simulated crash tests.
The company hired the Japan Automobile Research institute to test the crashworthiness of its award-winning Sleepypod and Sleepypod Mini mobile pet carriers. Current Sleepypod and Sleepypod Mini models withstood crashes of speeds up to 25 m.p.h. Videos of the simulated crash tests conducted on Sleepypod and Sleepypod Mini can be viewed on the company’s website. Currently, there is no legal standard for crash-worthiness of carriers or car restraint systems for pets.
Since the tests, Sleepypod has introduced new models of their Sleepypod and Sleepypod Mini which were updated to enhance the safety of the car seat function of the carriers. New safety features comprise a side seatbelt capturing strap on the side of the bed base that folds over and through a loop, and a redesigned top handle that now folds over through a rectangular ring. When implemented, these modifications make the Sleepypod and Sleepypod Mini even more secure in an automobile.
For more information, visit www.sleepypod.com/safety.