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Don't toss that Booster Seat

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Parents of children in booster seats shouldn't throw out those seats based on a new report on booster seat safety.

Last week, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released ratings of 60 booster seats and even listed 11 seats as ones that are not recommended.

But Michele Strickland with Albany safe communities says all booster seats meet federal standards. She says parents should buy booster seats that fit their children. She said, "The seat that fits your child, that is the appropriate height and weight, the seat that fits your vehicle and the seat that you can use easily and correctly each and every time you get on the road, that's the best seat."

Strickland says parents in the market for a booster seat may want to take a look at the list and see which seats were ranked the highest. Booster seats are recommended for children who are shorter than 4 feet, 9 inches and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds.

 

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