What are car child seats or child restraints? When you bring your baby into this world, you would want to make sure that your baby will be safe in the big world. This begins when you leave the hospital. You need to make sure that you bring your baby home safely in your vehicle using a child chair with a canopy for cover and one that has a good child seat webbing material. You may need canopy support as well to adequately protect the baby. Here are some tips to keep your baby safe.
Purchasing the Correct Car Seat
For a child aged two years and below, your baby needs to be in rear-facing vehicle support. Only when your baby has outgrown a rear-facing car seat should you put them in a forward-facing car seat. Afterward, depending on the age and height of your child, you can use a booster seat. There are many booster car seats and infant child seats manufactured between November to meet baby’s needs around the world. These restrain travel systems are designed to keep babies safe with a carry handle. There are also convertible child seats available that can be used both for rearward facing position or top tether forward facing position of your baby. When you purchase one, keep in mind to register online by filling out the manufacturer registration card so the manufacturer can contact you in case of a federal motor vehicle safety recall number 213.
Once you’ve selected the best out of the many options out there, you will need to install it correctly. Even if you get the best and most expensive child restraint systems on the market, it will not keep your child safe unless the item is secured in the vehicle. Excessive force can cause it to dislocate, so be sure to install it correctly following the installation instructions. How do you do this?
Start by reading the guide. They come with an updated instruction manual to help you with installation. You can also read your vehicle’s manual so that you can correctly identify the best way to install it. Child restraints and vehicle belt restraint system not installed properly have caused deaths and increased risk of injuries in babies globally.
Harness With Consideration
Child restraints keep babies safe while in the car. The harness will secure the child seat in place to keep your child secure. Make sure that your vehicle’s lap belt has the correct length and a snug fit. When you put the straps around your baby, check if they are too tight or too loose. One way to know if the harness is acceptable is by doing the “pinch test.” You do it by putting your fingers on the shoulder straps. If you can pinch the harness, you need to tighten them. These guidelines apply not only to babies but to any occupant in the car.
Know When To Change Your Car Seat
Again, reading the manual is essential so that you know when to change them if it gets damaged. You also need to promptly change the car seat once your baby has outgrown it.
Car Seat Recalls For Safety
You also need to be aware of when you need to return your car seat or bring them back for repairs. When you purchase one, you need to know how to find out about car seat recalls by checking how the company lists their recalls and where you can send them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database could have it in its complete list if the defective ones have already been reported to them. You should also register online with the manufacturer using its registration card to make sure that you get updates on the product when they are recalled. You would need your car details, including model number, for proper registration and recall owner notification letters. Manufacturers are required to notify owners when there is a motor vehicle safety standard recall on their products.
Another important point to remember is that they are not used for a very long time, except for booster seats. It can be used by babies up to when they are ten or 12. If you happen to borrow from a friend, make sure that it is not damaged or on the recall list. If it is, then notify registered owners and provide as well as initiate the recall process. You may also inquire how you can register online using your name and contact details. Child seats fail over time if not used properly, so make sure to not use it beyond their capacity for the safety of your baby.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides safety warnings or standards for cars, including vehicle loose pieces and accessories such as car seats, tires, and many others. Their database will show you products that have been reported to them for recall and the manufacturer’s corrective actions. NHTSA requires manufacturers to report and address defective products (carry handle grip) for the safety of consumers.
Kids Safe Worldwide
One of the websites that you can visit is Kids Safe Worldwide. It has lists of kids’ car seat recalls per year and date. The website also indicates why these products are on safety recall and what the possible risks are of not doing so.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Like Kids Safe Worldwide, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA specifically has a list for car seat recalls for up to 10 years. They are written by the manufacturer, which will be an easier tool for you since you just need to filter to the brand that you’ve purchased. The filter will help you find out faster if your car seat is on the list and if you need to return it or bring it in for repair.
How do you find out if all recalls have been performed?
How do I find out if my car has an active recall?
- Combi Coccoro, Zeus Turn, Zeus 360 – for Combi USA car seat recalls, contact Combi customer service or recall services at 1-844-697-1690
- Graco Infant Car Seats
- Graco Convertible and Harnessed Booster Seats
- Evenflo Convertible and Harnessed Booster Seats
- Baby Trend Fastback 3-in-1
- Coccoro child restraint
What Graco products are being identified?
Do recalls expire?
What is a silent recall?
How long does a recall take to fix?
What car seats are being recalled?
Nearly 60,000 car seats, including the Maxi-Cosi Coral XP and Maxi-Cosi infant car seats, are being recalled by Dorel Juvenile Group due to safety concerns. The recall specifically affects the 1st OnBoard 35 SecureTech car seats. To address this issue and ensure the well-being of children using these seats, it is advised to contact Dorel customer service for further assistance and guidance.
Why was Maxi-Cosi recalled?
The Maxi-Cosi car seats, including the Maxi-Cosi Coral XP and Maxi-Cosi infant car seats, were recalled by Dorel Juvenile Group due to safety concerns. It specifically focuses on the safety 1st onboard 35 car seats, where it was found that the lower seat anchors used to secure the car seat may not provide sufficient or more coverage, potentially compromising the safety of the child in the event of a crash. It is advised to contact Dorel customer service for further guidance and assistance.
When considering car seat brands, one that has had multiple recalls is Graco. Graco car seats have seen recalls related to various issues, including concerns with the child seat base, lower seat anchors, and the proper use of the vehicle belt for secure installation. It is important to stay informed about any recalls and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for safe usage of car seats.
How do I know if my car seat is safe?
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