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Federal Agents Investigate Car Safety Seats

Multiple reports show that certain models of car safety seats are being investigated over complaints regarding children becoming trapped by the seat straps.

According to the official reports issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the car seats designed to keep children safely restrained manufactured by Graco of the 2009 through 2011 models are being investigated after 25 complaints regarding car seat buckles that had to be forced open were reported to the manufacturer. According to the firm, some of the consumers were forced to either cut the straps to get their children off the seats. In other cases, children had to be pulled through the harness.

Hopefully, this issue is addressed quickly. To prevent injuries, parents are required to keep their children safely restrained in car safety seat restraining systems. Children must be placed in models of car seats that are adequate to their height and weight at all times. The proper use of car safety seats can lower the risk of injuries considerably and parents are urged to learn how to correctly install car safety seats in order to keep their children safe.

For more on this investigation and how it could affect you and your loved ones, click here for the full article.

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