Safety Seat Registration and Recalls
Take the proper steps to register your car seat after purchasing it. Make sure you mail in the registration card that belongs to your child's carseat. The maufacture are required to nitify you of any recalls.
You can also sign up to recieve e-mail alerts about car seat and booster seat recalls through NHTSA.
Be sure to follow these steps when you hear about a recall for a car seat or booster seat:
1. Find out the model and the manufacture dates that are invovled in the recall.
2. Call or visit the manufacture website for more information, verify if the car seat or booster seat you own is on the recall list.
3. Call NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline: 1-888-327-4236
If you decide to call the toll-free hotline be sure to have all the inofrmation of your car seat or booster seat available.
If there are any recall on your car seat or booster seat get it fixed right away.
Car Seat use After a Crash
It is recommended that a car seat be replaced following a moderate to severe crach to ensure a continued high level of crash protection for child passengers.
Ask your insurance provider they may have a replacement program for car seats that have been invovled in a major to severe crash.
Always follow the manufatcure's instructions.
How to Find Manufacture Information
Check the Base of the car seat or under the carrier
Convertable, Rear facing, Booster:
Check the side of the seat
The lable will look similar to the picture below: