California parents might be a little stressed this week when they try to coax their kids back into car seats.A new state law
that goes into effect today bumps up the age for car seat use from 6 years old to 8 years old or kids who are 4-feet 9-inches tall.Parents re-buying car seats should be careful, though, to look out for recalled seats still in the market at second-hand stores or for sale online. Car seats available through these second-hand outlets are less regulated and less controlled than those bought new from stores.
The Babywise, Chaperone and Bugaboo car seats are the most-recently recalled seats. Bugaboo also recalled their car seat adapter.
To see a full list of recalled car seats, booster seats and other infant carriers, you can visit the CPSC website and search the “Infant Carriers/ Backpacks/ Slings/ Car Seats” category.
If you plan to sell a car seat, it’s equally important to make sure it’s not recalled before selling it.