Over the past few years there have been several rib fractures with the cheaper Aluminum seats. I am aware of 3 such injuries and I am sure there are more. The seats have good hip containement, but in severe lateral impact and insuing deceleration, the upper torso and head which are not contained, and comprise significant mass and therefore momentum, pivot over the lower section of the aluminum hip bolster, and fracture the ribs.
I would not use one of these seats. Containing the head with a halo will improve the situation, but the ideal situation is to have shoulder containment as well. Difficult in our cars
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