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How to spot fake car seats; it’s not always clear

How to spot fake car seats;  it's not always clear

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Ask any parent: Choosing the best car seat for your babies is a difficult (and expensive) decision to make.

Now there is another problem for parents to be aware of: counterfeit chairs, which are dangerous.

So in honor of National Seat Control on September 22 Cook Children’s staff will help you educate things to look out for, especially if you buy a seat through social media or from a third party.

Their certified child passenger safety technicians said it is difficult to spot a fake seat and many have the same stickers in the same places.

Always look for a safety warning label. It is required by law and contains detailed information about authentic car seats compared to the label on the fake.

Also note the soft covers over the arm straps. on the fake seat — they are usually too long — which means the chest buckle can’t be placed in the right place. On the fake seat — they are usually too long — meaning the chest buckle can’t be placed in the right place.

You can also verify that your car seat is authentic by calling the manufacturer, or you can have it checked by a certified technician.