Test Results: The Center for Pet Safety’s Analysis of the manufacturer’s test evidence determined variations in the test bench design, including D Ring placement, as well as test simulant size differences and Velcro texture that could have accounted for the performance variations.
Manufacturer arrived at MGA Research to witness a tandem test of two new Sleepypod Mobile Pet Beds, one with the PPRS Handilock and one without. Center for Pet Safety’s team conducted the test using 2 CPS 15 lb. simulants. Both Sleepypod Mobile Pet Beds performed admirably. The simulants were fully contained and the carriers remained wholly connected to the test bench for the duration of the test.
While the manufacturer believes that “tufting” the Velcro (opening and closing the connection several times) will fully resolve the adhesion issues of the Velcro and successfully secure the carrier, Center for Pet Safety feels it is in the consumer interest to recommend the use of the PPRS Handilock device with the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed.
Crash Test Kitty: 15# and Crash Test Dog 15#