AAA says mothers and caregivers could be exceeding the weight limit for their car seats unknowingly. The Auto Club Group says some caregivers are neglecting to factor in the weight of both the child and the car seat.
The weight limit labeling for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) car seats has been revised to include both the weight of the child and the seat itself.
A recent AAA survey shows 85 percent of Child Passenger Safety Technicians have come across these LATCH-installed car seat that have exceeded the limit. One in five technicians report seeing this often.
AAA is recommending to, at a minimum, require clear labeling and standardization of car seat weights and limits. It also says the labeling should emphasize the need to store the tether somewhere safe when a convertible seat is used in a rear-facing position.
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