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Updated May 29, 2019 | Social Share
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, seven out of ten car seats are not used or installed correctly. It’s no surprise that the number one cause of deaths among children is trauma, such as car accidents. Unintended injury accounts for 43 percent of all deaths in children. To a new parent, that’s extremely alarming.
Here are some of the most common child safety seat installation mistakes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Car seats are like helmets: They are designed to withstand one impact. If you are involved in a small fender bender with zero damage, your insurance company will require you to purchase a new child car seat. This rule is the danger of purchasing used car seats. There is little chance in knowing the history of that car seat.
If you have kids in car seats, take the time to get your car seat inspected.
Wilson Kehoe Winingham brings you this information with best regards for you and your family’s safety.