NHTSA to analysis burns caused by heated seats in a car

Heated Seats
Heated Seats

On Wednesday, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that it will start analyzing data to see how widespread the problem of burns from heated seats in a vehicle are and whether or not heaters that can burn people pose ‘an unreasonable risk to safety.’

Safety advocate Sean Kane and burn doctor David Greenhalgh asked agency on Feb. 22 to reconsider how it decides a vehicle has a defect because some heated seats ‘that exceed human tolerance’ are unsafe.

Greenhalgh, a chief of burns at Shriners Hospital for Children in Northern California, says 105 degrees is the maximum temperature a seat should ever hit. NHTSA said in a statement that Kane didn’t quantify a problem and that it would do an analysis of its own data to “determine what actions, if any, are needed to address this issue.”

– By: Omar Rana

Source: USAToday