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Experts Advise Against Utilizing Used Child Safety Seats

Many people purchase used child safety seats at garage sales, flea markets, second-hand or resale shops. Unknowingly, you may be putting your child at risk.

Will County Sheriff’s Office cautions against buying a used seat for many reasons. Among them are:

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Child Passenger Safety

The Traffic Section also has a Child Safety Seat Program. Personnel also assist the Crime Prevention Bureau in presenting child safety seat check points which are conducted to assist parents in proper installation of their child safety seats.

In addition, the four ( 4 ) Traffic Section personnel certified in child passenger safety instructed over 50 parents in the correct installation of child seats and answered over 250 phone calls regarding child seats, seat belts and the laws pertaining to these. They also assisted in child safety seat check points and information booths. Two ( 2 ) of these technicians were newly certified in 2005, as were two ( 2 ) other individuals for other divisions.

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Child Safety Seat Mistakes

Over 95% of Child Seats are installed wrong in vehicles.

Is yours in right?

The Ten Most Common Mistakes Made

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