AUSTINTOWN TWP, Ohio (WYTV) – Child safety seats: many end up not being installed correctly. Safe Kids Mahoning Valley and Greenwood Chevrolet got together Saturday afternoon to help parents get it right.
The free event allowed anyone to bring their car in for proper installation and to make sure there are no active recalls on their child’s safety seat.
Properly installing a safety seat can be tricky, and a series of recalls that many parents may not know about or take seriously only adds to the confusion.
In fact, in 2014, more than six million car seats were recalled for a safety defect – the largest car seat recall in U.S. history. Yet, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, fewer than half received the necessary repair.
This past week was Child Passenger Safety Week.