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Winter coats can put children in car seats at risk


Winter coats can put children in car seats at risk

March 20, 2014


Source - KING 5 TV

Are your children's coats putting them in danger in their car seats? It's a matter of inches, but experts warn in a serious crash, it could be the difference between walking away unhurt or suffering severe injuries. Zachary Walsh had no idea bulky coats in the car could put his children in danger. Yet there it is, in print, right in the car seat manual. Sometimes seeing is believing, says Seattle Children's Brittany Blue. In a crash, puffy coats will compress, making the car seat straps far too loose. As a result, children could suffer serious injuries or even be ejected from the car.

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