The largest car seat recall in American history occurred last year when over six million car seats were recalled for a safety defect. According to the NHTSA, less than half of those car seats were repaired.
In response to this concerning statistic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently began a campaign that encourages parents and child caregivers to register car seats with the manufacturer and to immediately take action if the product is recalled.
Register Your Child’s Car Seat
It’s important to register the car seats immediately after purchasing so you don’t forget. If the product is not registered, you will not receive notifications from the manufacturer regarding product recalls.
You can register online with the car seat manufacturer or at www.safercar.gov/parents. You’ll need to include the car seat’s model number and the date of manufacture, which can be found on the seat’s label. Alternatively, you fill out the registration card that was included in the box with the car seat and mail it in to the company. This card already includes the necessary information about the car seat.
Information from this registration cannot be used for marketing purposes; you’re simply providing the necessary information so that the company can contact you if there is an issue with the product.
Find Recall Information
Are you concerned that you may have missed important recall information regarding your child’s car seat? You can enter the car seat’s brand name and model information here to check for updates.
Defective car seats can cause serious injuries. If your child has been injured due to a defective product, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.