Monday, October 19, 2009

Car Seat Safety

This NHTSA's (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Child Passenger Safety wants you to know:

- 3 out of 4 carseats are not installed as they should be, putting children at risk.

- NHTSA is asking all parents using a child safety seat to have their installation checked at one of the centers available across the country.

For more info. check these great sites:
Child Passenger Safety:
Inspection Station Locator:

Recall Information from NHTSA:

Child Seat Registration:

Amy Lupold Bair, founder of Momfluence, is acting on behalf of NHTSA's child passenger safety efforts.


Cathi said...

Last week we drove from our home to Disneyland (about 50 miles) with our 3 year old grand daughter securely buckled in her car seat. It wasn't until the next day that we realized the car seat itself was NOT strapped into the car. My advice is to never put the car seat in the car with the plan to strap it in "later". *sigh*

SandyD said...

The best way to make sure that you don't have to worry if the car seat is installed properly is to install a car seat base in each car. What this means is that if you install it correctly once, then you don't have to worry about it. Place the car seat in the base, lock it and you are ready to go.

charlesdowney said...

The graco nautilus 3-in-1 car seat is a forward-facing combination seat that can be used in three different modes. The internal harness may be used for children who are at least one year old, 20-65 pounds, and 27-52 inches tall. It has 4 harness slots: 12, 14.5, 16.5, and 18.5 inches. There are also 2 buckle strap positions: approximately 6 and 7 inches (depth of seat to crotch buckle).

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