2010-10-14 / Local & State

Police Issue Warning About Child Seats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania State Police say that three out of four child safety seats troopers inspected recently were installed incorrectly.

State Police Commissioner Frank Pawlowski on Thursday urged parents to arrange for an inspection by a trooper if they are unsure how to properly install their child’s safety seat.

Police say they inspected more than 500 child safety seats at dozens of places around Pennsylvania last month during National Child Passenger Safety Week.

Pawlowski says troopers found that 378 of those seats were improperly installed.

He says one problem is the safety seat isn’t anchored securely to the vehicle’s seat.

State law requires children under four to ride in a safety seat. Children four to eight must use a booster seat if they are no longer in a seat.

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