Did you know that your child's car seat has an expiration date?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are expirations on child safety seats, but there may be no laws that actually enforce the dates posted.
Car seat manufacturers typically follow the voluntary Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association guidelines, which suggest replacing a car seat after 6 years, or by the date provided by the manufacturer on the car seat.
Car seats can go through a lot of wear and tear from children as well as sitting in the sun and other outside factors like pieces deteriorating or breaking. They were created to keep children safe and secure in the event of a car accident, so it is important they are in optimal condition.
Along with being in good condition, it is imperative to secure the seat and your child properly. If you are unsure of the proper way to secure a child care seat in your vehicle, please contact a local fire or police station for help. They are able to advise guardians on the correct procedures.
Car accidents can be scary and dangerous, so we must take the necessary precautions to keep our families as safe as possible.
If you or a loved one become injured in an auto accident, you may need a car accident attorney to get you medical treatment and your medical bills paid.
Conway Car Accident Lawyer, Dirk Derrick, at The Derrick Law Firm has over 29 years of experience in personal injury including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, workers' compensation, wrongful death, and insurance claims.
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