National Child Passenger Safety Week
Are your children as safe as they can be when riding in the car? That is the question federal transportation agencies and safety organizations want parents to ask themselves this week, during National Child Passenger Safety Week. We have a checklist for parents, plus a look at where to get help if you need it. 2014 saw more than six million car seats recalled in the U-S for a safety defect—and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says fewer than half of those car seats, actually received the repair they needed. That’s a point NHTSA and other child safety advocates are highlighting this week. They encourage parents to fill out the product registration card that comes with a new car seat. In addition to those information cards, parents can also register a car seat online, at the government website safercar.gov/parents. All that’s needed is the model number and the date of manufacture for a car seat. A certified child passenger safety technician is a service offered year round. For locations, look to safekids.org.