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Importance of Registering your Car Seat

 

Registering your car seat is relatively painless, but is one of the most important things you can do to keep your little bundle of joy safe. Although car seats undergo testing and evaluation, it is possible that a child restraint could be recalled. Registering your car seat is the best way to learn about a recall in the most timely and dependable manner – directly from the manufacturer. The government standard requires that the consumer be contacted for all recalled car seats on the market, even if you bought it 6-10 years ago.

How to register your car seat

Option 1: Register online with your car seat manufacturer or safercar.gov/parents. You’ll need the model number and date of manufacture found on the car seat's label.

Option 2: Complete and mail in the registration card that came with your car seat. It already includes your car seat’s information. No postage required.

Learn if your car seat has been recalled

To find out if your car seat has been recalled, visit NHTSA’s website and enter your seat’s brand name, date of manufacture and model number. Find this information on a label on your car seat.

Remember, registering your child’s car seat is the best way to learn about a recall. If there has been a recall on your child’s seat, and if you’ve already registered, you will automatically receive the parts needed to fix the problem. If not, you will have to request the parts.

Take that few extra seconds to keep your loved one safe.


Last Edited: October 9, 2017
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