Defective Child Restraint Seat
It is harsh reality, and completely unacceptable that many of the child restraints used to protect our children from harm are, in fact, defective products. Although these restraint systems are required to undergo dynamic testing by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213, many of these seats still fail to meet important safety standards.
Causes of Child Car Seat Defects
Some common causes of child seat defects include:
- Weak shell (plastic) material
- Unclear instructions
- Should straps that unclip or loosen
- Separation of infant carrier from mounting base
- inadequate head protection
These defects are often responsible for killing hundreds, even thousands, of children each year.
Child Restraint Seat Defect Lawyers
Parents of children who have been harmed or killed while riding in defective child restraint seats are entitled to bring suit against the manufacturers of these child restraints. If your child was injured due to a faulty car seat its important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help advised you of your legal rights!