Unlike the children’s product industry, the pet products industry is highly unregulated and manufacturers can make claims of safety without any product testing or oversight. In fact, in some cases, claims of crash testing mean nothing at all. Pet product manufacturers typically only test one size (if they test at all), yet all sizes have the term “crash tested” printed on the box. The product may have failed the test altogether, but it was indeed crash tested by the manufacturer, so the label goes on the box. Without standardized testing and oversight, how do you, the pet owner, know which product to choose?
Center for Pet Safety uses our specially designed test dogs and uniform test procedures to evaluate pet product performance in a NHTSA contracted independent third-party test facility.
Written by: Lindsey Wolko, Founder, Center for Pet Safety