Defective Children’s Car Seats

A child’s car seat is an important purchase for every parent. These seats are specifically designed for newborns, infants and young children, and if they are installed correctly, they can save a young life. Unfortunately, some car seats have catastrophic defects that can cause serious injuries to a child.

If you suspect your child’s car seat has a defect, contact the defective car seat attorneys at The Barnes Firm for a FREE consultation.

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Children’s Car Seat Laws

Every state has its own rules and regulations regarding the use of a child’s car seat. In California, all car seats have specific requirements that must be met. If these requirements are ignored or neglected, the child’s parents could receive a ticket, or they could be placing their child in a riskier position.

The following rules apply to car seats in California:

  • Children under the age of 8 (or shorter than 57”) are required to be properly secured in a child restraint system and placed in a rear seat.
  • Children under the age of 2 (less than 40 lbs., or under 40”) must be properly secured in a rear-facing child restraint system.
  • Children in rear-facing car seats are required to be placed in a rear seat if there is an active passenger air bag.
  • Violation of the child passenger safety law is a standard offense.

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For other laws around the country regulating the use of children’s car seats, please visit the following resource:

If your child has been injured in a defective car seat, contact The Barnes Firm or call us for a FREE legal consultation.

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