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Child Safety Seats - Recalled?

Has your child's safety seat been recalled?

Just as automobiles and many other products may be "recalled", child safety seats may be recalled because of a defect which could injure your child if a crash occurs. When you hear about a child safety seat (CSS) being recalled, find out which model and manufacturing date(s) are affected, then call the toll-free number of the CSS manufacturer for more information.

If you're not sure whether or not your CSS has been recalled, or you don't know the correct phone number for the manufacturer, call the Auto Safety Hotline in Washington, D.C., toll-free, at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). 
Visit this link to check the current recall list.

Before you call, write down the brand, model number and manufacturing date of your CSS. This information is printed on labels affixed to the child seat. (If necessary, check under the padding and other less obvious places for the labels.) Bring the seat to the phone so you can answer questions about it.