Monday, March 08, 2010

Important tips to keep your child safe and secure…

  • Use the right seat for the child's height and weight.
  • Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for correct child car seat installation and use.
  • Be sure to secure the child correctly. Make sure harness straps are snug and tight. Use a tether strap with a forward-facing child car seat. Keep children away from all active air bags. Children under 13 years of age are safest in the back seat.
  • Use caution when buying or using a pre-owned child car seat. Buy new, or from someone you know, and check it carefully. Make sure the car seat has:
    • instructions and all necessary hardware
    • not been in a collision
    • a Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) sticker
    • not expired or is not older than 10 years
    • no discoloured (stress) marks or cracks and the harness is not worn or torn.

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