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Nissan Snug Kids® warns of the dangers of used, expired or counterfeit car seats

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13, and many of these deaths can be prevented with proper child restraints and safety seats.

September is National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Month, and it’s time for caregivers to review the child safety seats their children are using. With inflation and other pressures, many families are looking to save money, but with the possibility of second-hand or counterfeit seats, buying a child car seat is not the time to save money.

“Do not install used, expired or crashed seats, and make sure they are tested to federal standards,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., senior manager of public affairs at AAA. said. “It’s also important to make sure you’re using the child restraint correctly to keep your child safe in the event of an accident. When properly installed, the child restraint can move more than an inch in any direction on the belt path. There is no slack when pinching the strap on a child’s shoulder,” he says.

introduced by Nissan fit kids®, an industry-first program, 20 years ago. It is dedicated to the safety of children using a Child Restraint System (CRS), commonly referred to as a “child safety seat”. Not all CRS fit all vehicles. A Nissan safety engineer has spent thousands of hours evaluating hundreds of her CRS installed in the backseat of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. The result is the Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide. This guide helps a parent confidently select a CRS to fit her in a Nissan or Infiniti, and also provides valuable tips on proper CRS fit.

Matthew Gapinski, senior manager of product safety engineering at Nissan, said: “The Snug Kids team of Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians work directly with child seat manufacturers to ensure the latest seat models are properly fitted to our vehicles.”

For additional help installing the child seat correctly, parents can search the list maintained by. National Highway Traffic Safety Bureau A certified technician can be found in your area.

“Parents and caregivers should also read the child restraint owner’s manual and vehicle owner’s manual to ensure proper installation and use of child restraint systems and boosters,” said Gapinski. “I am often asked which child seat is best for him, and my answer is ‘the one that fits your car best and can be installed and used correctly all the time.'”

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