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Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Car Seat Is Safe

(HealthDay News) -- The safest car seat for your child depends on factors including your child's age and weight, and your particular car.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says you should avoid any car seat that:

  • Is older than the manufacturer's recommended age of use.
  • Lacks a manufacturer's sticker that includes the model number and date of manufacture.
  • Has any visible crack.
  • Has been recalled.
  • Is missing the maker's instructions.
  • Was involved in a car accident.

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