If we are involved in a car accident, it is only normal to be ‘shaken up’. The last thing that most parents are going to worry about is replacing their child’s car seat. Most parents are probably just thankful that nothing serious happened and are busy dealing with insurance. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests that we SHOULD be more concerned about replacing these car seat.
The position of the NHTSA On Child Safety Seats
The NHTSA recommends that parents replace their child safety seats after being involved in a moderate to severe crash. This is the best and only way to ensure a high level of crash protection for children on board. The only time that the NHTSA suggests a car seat should not automatically be replaced is after a minor crash, but they do recommend that parents inspect the car seat to determine for themselves whether these car seats may need replacing.