Connect with us

Press Releases

Sleepypod is First Pet Product Manufacturer to Crash Test at U.S., Canadian, and European Child Safety Restraint Systems Standards




(PRESS RELEASE) PASADENA, CA — Sleepypod, a Pasadena-based company known for redefining pet products, announces its entire line of pet safety restraints for cars has been crash tested at U.S., Canadian, and European child safety restraint systems standards.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) No. 213, and United Nations European Regional Standard (ECE) R44 are analogous safety standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in the United States. Find more information here. Transport Canada is responsible for transportation policies and programs in Canada. Find more information here. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe provides the uniform provisions concerning the approval of child restraint systems. Find more information here.

“Sleepypod is the first pet product manufacturer to test its pet safety restraints for cars at U.S., Canadian, and European child restraint systems standards with successful results,” says Michael Leung, Sleepypod co-founder and lead product designer. “In each test, Sleepypod’s safety harnesses and carriers kept a crash test pet from accelerating forward and leaving the test bench while mitigating damaging forces and limiting rotation.” 

Sleepypod carriers and safety harnesses include Pet Passenger Restraint System (PPRS) components designed by Sleepypod to secure a pet in a vehicle and restrict harmful movement during a sudden vehicle stop or frontal collision. Watch the crash tests on Sleepypod’s video channel at

Clickit Terrain and Clickit Sport safety harnesses were crash tested using DUKE 2.0, Sleepypod’s proprietary crash test dog weighing 75 pounds. Find more information about DUKE 2.0 here.

The Sleepypod, Sleepypod Air, and Sleepypod Atom pet carriers were crash tested using Sleepypod’s crash test cat, CLEO 2.0. The Sleepypod Mini carrier was crash tested using Sleepypod’s smallest crash test dog, MAX Mini.




NASC Media Spotlight

At first it was just an idea: Animal supplements needed the same quality control that human-grade supplements receive. But that was enough to start a movement and an organization —the National Animal Supplement Council — that would be dedicated to establishing a comprehensive path forward for the animal supplements industry. In this Media Spotlight interview, NASC’s president, Bill Bookout, talks to PETS+ interviewer Chloe DiVita about the industry today: Where it’s headed, what’s the latest focus and why it’s vital to gain the involvement of independent pet product retailers.

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular