Car Seats

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Safety Institute Suggests Booster Seats Until Kids Reach 12

The safety message couldn’t be clearer: seat belts save lives. But, experts are reminding parents that seat belts were built for adults, so children may need to stay in booster seats much longer than is legally required.

CBS 11–11/07/2013

A young boy gestures from his new child seat. (credit: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

Study Finds Many Kids Use Car Seats Improperly

Proper car seat use is a problem for kids in the United States, a study suggests, with many parents ignoring or unaware of current guidelines that ensure a child’s safety.

08/08/2012

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Rash Of 3rd Row Seat Thefts Concern Police

Police in University Park are warning residents about a rash of thefts from full-size SUVs. Police say thieves have been stealing third-row seats from the vehicles and then putting them up for sale online and at flea markets.

CBSDFW.COM–08/07/2012

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Subaru Recalls Forester SUVs To Fix Seat Belts

Subaru is recalling more than 275,000 Forester SUVs because a rear seat belt may not hold a child seat in place securely.

03/15/2012

The Anchor Mom: Preventing Baby Deaths in Hot Cars

KidsAndCars.org says: “Even the best of parents or caregivers can overlook a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death.” Yet everytime we hear of one of these […]

KRLD–06/09/2011

The Anchor Mom: This Memorial Day, Make Sure Your Child Arrives Alive

This Memorial Day travel weekend, please check your child’s car and/or booster seats for safe installation. It saved my daughter’s life. Here’s our story, and how to check your child’s seat for safety.

KRLD–05/27/2011

A police officer adjusts the straps on a child safety seat.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Kids Should Stay In Car Seats Longer, Doctors Say

New guidelines for parents say children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they are 2 years old.

03/21/2011