Crash tests were performed at the speed of 30 m.p.h. (49.3 km/h) which is the standard for child safety seats in the United States.
There is no legal standard for crash-worthiness of carriers or car restraint systems for pets in the United States, so we used the
standard for crash-worthiness of child safety. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No.213 subjects child safety sets to
the decelerations they would experience in a 30 m.p.h. (49.3 km/h) frontal vehicle crash.
Pet Passenger Restraint System
Sleepypod dog harnesses and pet carriers use Pet Passenger Restraint System ™ (PPRS) Technology. PPRS is a safety system designed
to securely fasten pets in automobile seats during a sudden stop or collision. Each PPRS is put through stringent safety tests to include
static material tensile testing and crash testing. Sleepypod PPRS offers a significantly safer way to travel for pet and human passengers
Each of Sleepypod's pet carriers passed the 30 m.p.h. (49.3 km/h) frontal vehicle crash-test. The high speed video shows that
Sleepypod's Pet Passenger Restraint Systems remained in tact and without damage. The video also demonstrates the crash-test dog
remained inside the carrier throughout the duration of each test. Before and after photo images of the Sleepypod pet carriers are
What happens when you do not safely restrain your pet?
MAX was placed in the car seat unrestrained and in a simulated crash collided with the barrier with such force that its head was
crushed on impact. Fortunately MAX is a bought crash test dummy and survived, but a real pet would not be so lucky. This crash-
test demonstrates that a pet not secured in the car can crash into whatever is in its path with a force many times it's weight. Our
12 pound (5.4kg) MAX hit the barrier with 650 pounds (294.8kg) of force.
Crash testing of the generic pet safety harness yielded a strangled crash-test dog; the crash test dog was propelled forward with so
much force that the stitching on the harness came undone, the harness buckle broke, and the crash test dog was caught by the neck
in the harness which twisted and flung the strangled crash test dog backward into the seat.
The unrestrained, generic plastic pet carrier hurled into a barrier before being catapulted upwards and landing on the ground with
such tremendous impact that the carrier door broke off and the carrier's plastic casing significantly cracked.
At Sleepypod, it is our intention to provide safer travel products for our customers. But we cannot, however, guarantee that injuries
will not occur. Please read and understand the product instructions before using your Sleepypod in a vehicle. We recommend securing
your Sleepypod in a rear seat rather than in a front seat in case of airbag deployment. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions