- Static - Tensile strength testing, which is a tension test where the harness is pulled at varying degrees of force.
- Dynamic - Crash testing using a sled test at an established University testing facility using the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213 for child restraint systems.
Crash Testing Reports
Results for the Impact Harness and Enhanced Strength Tru-Fit Smart Harness
Crash Testing Videos
In June 2018, Kurgo’s Small, Medium and Large Enhanced Strength Tru-Fit Smart Harness (v. 3) and Impact Dog Seatbelt Harness (v.1)were tested at Calspan’s Buffalo, NY crash test facility and laboratory test procedure for pet safety harness restraint systems. The test procedure was developed at the testing facility that maintains the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS) No. 213 for Child Restraint Systems and conducts all of the car seat performance tests for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”). The test procedure adapts FMVSS 213’s strict safety standards that are designed to protect children and makes them applicable to dogs. Kurgo’s harnesses passed the standards two criteria, which are: i) remain within the applicable excursion limits (<= 32 in. for dogs up to 50 lbs. and <= 36 in. for dogs between 51 and 75 lbs.) and maintain their structural integrity post-crash (i.e., hardware and webbing did not break or tear to the point of total failure, which is defined as complete separation).