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The proper use of child car seats

Posted on July 1, 2015 11:54 am under Defective Child Care Products

Study after study finds how effective child car seats are in reducing car-related fatalities and injuries among child occupants. In fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that child car seat usage reduces the risk of death among kids by up to 71%, while using car boosters may reduce the risk of injury by up to 45% as compared with using a seatbelt alone.

Child car seats should be properly attached in order to be effective. Here are the things that you should remember when installing a child seat:

  • Do not leave the child car seat straps and buckles unattached or loosely attached
  • Place the child car seat in a way that the driver and the passenger seats do not hit or interfere with it
  • Do not attach the child car seat in the front seat; in the event of a collision, airbag deployment may harm the child
  • If ever you need to place the child seat in front, adjust the seat as far back as possible, so the airbag won’t reach the child

Car accidents involving children can be a result of almost anything: driver error, poor road conditions, a defective car component, or a faulty child car seat. If your child has been harmed in a traffic accident in Appleton, consult with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 to learn about your options for filing a lawsuit.