Recalls involving certain parts for cars and other motor vehicles are important and often make big news. Over the past few years, there have been numerous instances and nationwide coverage about issues with tires, ignition switches and even faulty brakes. However, another product involving vehicles that is prone to recalls is child safety seats. The NHTSA estimates that about 42 million child safety seats have been recalled over the years.
When a parent purchases a child safety seat, they should register it with the manufacturer. Registering the product allows the manufacturer to contact the owner if the manufacturer becomes aware of any defects in the safety seat. In addition, in some instances, the manufacturer may have an obligation to notify the public through other means like advertisements.
Nothing is more precious than the life of a young child, which is why parents do all that they can to protect their children. Child safety seats are an important piece of equipment for any parent that drives their young child around in their vehicle. Because of this, it is imperative that the safety seat is designed and built properly to provide the most protection possible for the child, without endangering them in any way.
Any parent that is concerned about a possible design defect with their child safety seat can contact the manufacturer or the NHTSA for more information about known recalls. As with other unsafe products, a negligent manufacturer may be liable for any injuries that arise from a dangerous child safety seat.