Baby Product Recall
1998, there have been five major recalls on infant and child
car seats---thats 10 million car seats that were thought
to be a safety risk by the manufacturers themselves. These product
defects have resulted in hundreds of reported cases of injuries
to infants. Some of these injuries have been extremely serious,
including skull fractures and concussions.
Defective Baby Product News provides valuable information and
legal resources for those that have been affected by defective
and recalled products.
This is a legal information source only.
CONSUMER RIGHTS AGENCIES
Groups that can help
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the
most comprehensive information and services for baby seats...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Find answers fast
How frequently are baby seats recalled?
From March of 1998 until May of 2001, four major manufacturers of
child safety seats have announced five recalls that involved nearly
10 million car seats.
Consumer search is a website that analyzes and reviews the best
and worst of consumer products. This link gives a breakdown of available
infant car seats. go
A website that provides information on whether your childs
car seat is safe. It also gives information on what is a proper
fit and installation. go
A safety and awareness advocacy groups devoted to issues surrounding
children of all ages.
Recalled Seat Listing
Buying the right baby seat for your child or infant can be a confusing
experience. There are many models and brand on the market today...
SEAT RECALL INFO.
The Baby Seat Recall Newsletter presents valuable information
and legal resources for anyone affected by defective, recalled
car seats. Many baby seats have been improperly manufactured
putting a child in serious risk of harmful injuries. If your
child has been injured or unlawfully put at danger because
of a defective baby seat, we provide legal rights and remedies
LISTINGS | NHTSA |
A comprehensive list of the many recalls and calls to action for
child seats as received by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
go to site
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION |
Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent Federal regulatory
agency, helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of
injury or death from consumer products. Visit us often to share
lifesaving information. To find pertinent information, visit the
following link and do a search under "infant car seats. go
JUVENILE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION | JPMA |
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Inc JMPA promotes
the safe use of products for babies. In addition, the trade
organization helps parents select juvenile products that are
built with safety in mind. Parents can look for their seal on
product packaging. go
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDRIATRICS | AAP |
The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the attainment
of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for
all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
go to site
Several important questions should guide your decision making
process when looking for the appropriate car seat/carrier. read
4 basic types of baby seats
Infant car seatthis type of seat is typically for infants
who weigh less than 20 pounds and are under one year of age. These
types of seats are to be used in a rear-facing position in the back
Tips for buying a used baby car seat
Purchasing a used car seat can be a more cost effective route, while
still insuring the protection and safety of your child. There are
several considerations to factor in before your buy, however.
Tips for using a baby seat correctly
Unfortunately, many baby seats are installed incorrectly, and/or
children are placed incorrectly into the seats. When this occurs,
parents are placing their infants at risk for serious injury. The
following guidelines are meant for parents and childcare providers
to insure the proper installation, safety, and use of their car