Car accidents are the number one cause of death in children ages 1-13. Car seats can reduce the risk of injury or death by 70%. However, more than half of all car seats are not installed or used correctly. Make sure your child's car seat is properly installed with the following resources, information and tips.
State Car Seat Law
Washington State's Child Restraint Law changed in 2020. Make sure you are up to date on the current guidelines today. For information on how to properly install your car seat, visit National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Car Seat Inspections and Courses
There are a number of car seat technicians and classes throughout Washington State who can guide you in properly installing your car seat. Look at the contacts listed to the right to schedule your inspection today.
Register Your Car Seat
Registering your car seat allows the manufacturer to notify you if there is a safety recall. It's also important to be wary of used car seats. Do not purchase a used car seat unless you know the previous owner and the complete history of the car seat. A used car seat is unsafe it has been in a crash, has missing parts or missing labels. Learn more about buying the right type of car seat for you.