The Safety Harness Crash Test Protocol and Rating system provides guidelines for pet product manufacturers. The test protocol, which is the result of the 2013 Harness Crashwothiness Study conducted by the Center for Pet Safety ensures pet safety harness restraints offer crash protection.
While the certification is a voluntary program, pet product manufacturers are highly encouraged to participate in order to qualify for a Safety-Certified Seal on their product packaging.
“The Center for Pet Safety took great care evaluating the data returned from our 2013 study to understand what safety harness products should do to protect life,” said Lindsey Wolko, founder of Center for Pet Safety. “Pet product manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that these safety devices protect human life and provide the best chance of survival to the pet in the case of an accident.”
The Center for Pet Safety will accept pre-orders from test facilities on a limited production run of the version 2.1 CPS Crash Test Dogs.