Safety Advisory: Always Keep Car Seat Safety Top-of-Mind
As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) mission to help Americans drive, ride, and walk safely, the agency is urging consumers to avoid using or purchasing car seats for their child that do not meet federal safety standards.
On October 29, 2019, a concerned pediatrician alerted NHTSA about safety concerns regarding child seats being sold in the United States.
Parents and caregivers should be aware of signs that a car seat does not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and may pose significant risk to an infant or other vehicle occupant in the event of a crash. Some of these telltale signs may include seats without lower anchor attachments, without proper labeling, lacking a chest clip, or only secured by a seat belt crossed over the seat and not correctly installed.
A parent’s priority is always to keep their child safe – whether at home, at school, or in the car. Please make sure that your child (and all your passengers) are buckled up in the car. More than that, make sure that your children are buckled up in the right seat for their age and size, and if under age 13, are in the back seat.
Join us in our mission to ensure all Americans are safe in their cars, every trip, every time.