ARLINGTON, Va., (WUSA) -- There news is good for most of the 2012 booster seat models.
TheInsurance Institute for Highway Safety released ratings for 17 brands, and 15 of them earned the group's "Best Bet" rating.
The IIHS says booster manufacturers have responded to its ratings and parents now have a lot more good choices.
"The main job for the boosters is to elevate children and guide seatbelts so that seatbelts designed for adults fit kids properly and provide good protection in a crash," says Anne McCartt.
Two booster seats made by the Dorel Juvenile Groupwere not recommended.
They are the Safety First All-In-One and the Safety First Alpha Omega Elite.
The IIHS says these older designs do not provide a proper belt fit.
The lap belt is too high on the abdomen and the shoulder belt is too far out on the shoulder.