A child safety seat inspection station is the most common place consumers can go to get their child safety seats "checked." This means that trained technicians (who complete a standardized AAA-certified course) are on hand to inspect and correct the installation of child safety seats.
These technicians make sure that the seats being used have not been recalled due to a safety defect or been made unsafe because they were involved in a previous car crash.
Technicians also check to make sure that the child using the seat is the right age and weight for that seat.
Inspection stations are frequently located at local automobile dealerships, police stations, fire houses, hospitals, and many more places. To find an inspection station in your area, please visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Web site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm
Inspection stations also can be found by calling 1-866-SEAT-CHECK or visiting http://www.seatcheck.org/
Another option is locating a few certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians in your area and enlisting their support. There are thousands of certified CPS technicians currently out there who are ready and able to assist. Parents can take their vehicle and child to the technician, and oftentimes they will come to you.
Child Passenger Safety 101: The Basics
It's a Fact: Statistics On Child Passenger Safety (CPS)
NADA's Commitment to Child Passenger Safety
Frequently Asked Questions
A Parent's Guide to Buying and Using Booster Seats*
Child Passenger Safety – A Parent's Primer*
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