September 10th, 2009|
September is Baby Safety Month. The Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA) sponsors this recognition annually to promote awareness and education of creating safe surroundings for babies. September is a good time to reinspect your home and car to make sure that your baby is in a safe environment 100% of the time. The JPMA offers a good resource for the selection and safe use of car seats as well as other baby products. Pay special attention to your car seat, especially if it has been handed down or is an older model
It is an important responsibility of parents and anyone who cares for your baby to make sure your child is being transported safely and is protected should you become involved in an automobile accident. All 50 states have laws regarding the use of a car seats for children. All child restraints or car seats that are sold in the United States are required to meet strict performance standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA is promoting national Child Passenger Safety Week September 12 – 18, 2009 and is offering a child safety seat inspection station locator so you can have your car seat inspected to make sure it is correctly installed and being used properly. Always follow manufacturers’ instructions and never use a car seat that has already been involved in an accident.
As part of Baby Safety Month, Toys “R” Us has launched the “Great Trade-In”, a national program to provide Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us customers an opportunity to trade-in used cribs, cars seats and other baby products in exchange for newer items. Due to safety concerns, used baby products, such as car seats and cribs are not the best products to be handed down or resold. Some of these products have been the target of recalls over the years. The “Great trade-In” program lasts until September 20, 2009. “Toys ‘R’ Us will accept trade-ins of used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards and high chairs in exchange for a 20% savings on the purchase of any new baby item in these product categories, from select manufacturers.”
The Product Liability Attorneys at Nurenberg Paris can help you answer questions if you have been injured by a defective product that did not meet the safety standards it should have.