Each year thousands of children are catastrophically injured or killed due to improperly designed child safety seats. A report published in 2018 by The American Academy of Pediatrics states that despite significant reductions over the past decade, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death to children 4 years and older.
Poor Government Regulations
Unfortunately, child safety seat manufacturers are not required to adhere to the same standards required for seats designed for adults, leaving many child safety seats defective & dangerous. Government regulations for child safety seats and restraints are known to be weak, allowing manufacturer’s to omit malfunctions and defective tendencies when reporting test results to regulators.
Common Child Safety Seat Defects
- Flaws in the harness
- Base separation
- Sudden release of the child safety seat
- Flammable materials used to manufacture the safety seat
- Weak construction