According to a recent news article, drivers who happen to purchase used vehicle seats at thrift stores, from neighbors or garage sales could be putting themselves in very risky situations. The article states that used seats can be extremely hazardous to the health of your children.
The Safe Kids Georgia coordinator claims that previously owned vehicle seats may not be up to the standards that Georgia State laws require them to be so children under the age of 8 can be seated in an appropriate safety device.
The issue behind used car seats is not the appearance that may still be acceptable but the materials used in the manufacturing of such items can deteriorate over time. The article claims that the deterioration happens within five or six years.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, I urge parents who are purchasing items for their cars to make sure that they know if the previous owner of the item being purchased was ever in a crash while utilizing that very item you’re about to buy.
Personal injury lawyers are often familiar with cases that unfortunately involve tragic crashes. Such accidents could have been avoided if only the vehicle was better equipped with quality safety items.