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Car Seat Changes Recommended in 2014

Written By: Kellie Meyer
Car Seat Changes Recommended in 2014

December 30, 2013

HORSEHEADS (WENY) -- We're all talking about safety on the roads during the holiday season, but what about safety inside your car? There are new car seat changes in store for 2014 that parents might need to check out.
     According to Babble.com, starting in 2014, the LATCH system should no longer be used when the child and car seat combined weight is over 65 pounds. Car manufacturers can't guarantee the strength of the anchors when adding the additional weight of the seat. If its over 65 pounds, start using the seat belt restraint versus the LATCH system.
     The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children remain in harness (including 5 point harness or booster with seatbelt) until the age of 8, which prompted car seat manufactures to design car seats meant for higher weights.
     Car seat laws vary state-by-state.