Below are a couple commonly asked questions about car seat safety. Please don’t hesitate to add your own in the comment section below.
What should I do in the event of a crash?
Your car seat may need to be replaced in the event of a crash. Car seat manufacturers or insurance companies may follow the check list below for continuing to use the restraint after a minor collision - check with your insurance company and car seat manufacturer http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/childps/childrestraints/reuse/restraintreuse.htm
Don’t forget to check with your insurance company and car seat manufacturer. Some insurances replace car seats and some manufacturers will give you credit toward the purchase of a new seat or will exchange your damaged seat for a new seat.
On the same topic, you should also check with your vehicle’s manufacturer to see if the vehicle’s seatbelts and LATCH/tether anchors need to be replaced.
Should I register my car seat?
Yes! This way you will be notified if there has been a recall.
Is there any exception to the rule that straps should be below the shoulders when a child is rear facing?
Yes. In infant seats, not convertible seats, it is ok for the straps to be above the baby's shoulders if the baby's shoulders are below the lowest strap setting.
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