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Is it is still important to have my child seat inspected?

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Patty Streeter,  at AskPatty.com Yes, even with LATCH car seat installation mistakes and misuse can still occur. LATCH resolves two of the most common safety seat errors, but other risks remain. These errors include the following: the child safety seat harness straps are too loose; the child safety seat is facing the wrong direction in the vehicle; the child is not the appropriate height, weight and/or age for the safety seat; the infant seat is in the path of an air bag, children who should ride in a booster seat are moved prematurely to an adult seat belt system; and the safety seat has been recalled or has been involved in a crash. Have your child's safety seat inspected by a trained and certified technician for free, by calling toll-free 1-866-SEAT-CHECK or by logging onto:www.seatcheck.org.

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