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Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children, that’s according to North Dakota’s Department of Health. Many of those deaths can be avoided with using car seats.
But even if parents are using a car seat, 73% are not installed correctly. This week is Child Passenger Safety Week. A reminder to check your child’s car seat before you hit the road.
Sanford suggests that parents only buy a used car seat if you know the full crash history. A good way to do that is to buy from someone you know, not from a thrift store. Once a car seat has been in a crash or is expired, it needs to be replaced.
The most common misuses of car seats happen when the car seat has loose harnesses, parents don’t route the harnesses correctly or improperly use the harness clip and locking clip.