Friday, April 1, 2011

Replacing your child restraint after a crash....

Did you know that most child restraint manufacturers require you to replace your restraint if you are in any type of crash, no matter how minor?  This is because the forces put on the restraint are enough to weaken or crack the restraint.  This can cause it to not preform right if you were in a second crash.  Even if you don't see any damage just by looking at the restraint, there can be unseen damage.  I have seen child restraints that were involved in severe crashes that look brand new.  Read your child restraint manual or contact them to find out if yours needs to be replaced.  Most insurance companies will reimburse you for the cost of your restraint.

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