Center for Pet Safety Announces Pet Travel Carrier Certification


Research and consumer advocacy organization, The Center for Pet Safety, provides critical crash testing guidelines for pet product manufacturers.

center for pet safety(WASHINGTON, DC JULY 07, 2016) – The Center for Pet Safety, the 501(c)(3) research and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to consumer and companion animal safety, today announced the addition of Pet Travel Carriers to its landmark certification program.

As the first scientific approach to pet product safety in the U.S. market, the Pet Travel Carrier Crash Test Protocol and Rating system provides essential guidelines for pet product manufacturers. The test protocol, which is a result of the 2015 Carrier Crashworthiness Study conducted by Center for Pet Safety (CPS) and sponsored by Subaru of America, outlines a consistent test methodology and evaluation program to ensure pet carriers offer crash protection.

“The Center for Pet Safety worked with passenger safety experts to analyze the data returned from our 2015 study to understand what pet carrier products designed for vehicle travel 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 a crash.”

The CPS Certification Program launched in July 2014 with the publication of the Harness Crashworthiness Test standard. The certification is a voluntary program allowing manufacturers to obtain an independent product evaluation. Products that meet the rigorous testing requirements qualify for a Safety-Certified Seal on their product packaging. Interested manufacturers can contact or call 800.324.3659.

To learn more about the CPS mission or to make a direct contribution supporting our numerous programs, visit, contact or call 800.324.3659.

About the Center for Pet Safety™
The Center for Pet Safety (CPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to consumer and companion animal safety. Based in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, the Center for Pet Safety’s mission is to have an enduring, positive impact on the survivability, health, safety and well-being of companion animals and the consumer through scientific research and product testing. Welcome to the Science of Pet Safety TM. For additional information, visit


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