- 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
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