A car crash in Garner involving improper child restraints killed an 8-month-old baby. The head-on collision took place on Jones Sausage Road between a Ford driver who crossed the center line and hit a Volvo. The Volvo had several passengers including the infant. The baby was in a rear seat, but was not properly restrained. The improper restraint is believed to be responsible for the baby being thrown from the vehicle upon impact.
Violation of North Carolina child seat belt laws is an offense that can result in charges such as recklessness, endangerment and child abuse. Any child under 8 years of age or under 80 lbs (whichever comes first) must be restrained in a child safety seat. Parents, babysitters, family or friends who are supervising the child, whoever is responsible for the child while he or she is in a motor vehicle is responsible for providing and ensuring proper child safety restraints.
Car crash and child abuse lawyers at Brent Adams & Associates created a list of recalled child restraint seats. There are hundreds of defective and recalled child safety seats, our NC car accident lawyers are only highlighting a few below. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s search feature at SaferCar.gov. If you or someone you know is using one of the child safety seats below, contact the manufacturer immediately:
Child Safety Seat Recalls:
- Baby Trend Rigid Latch-Loc – several models (Recall 6400)
- Combi Travel Systems, Centre, Shuttle and Avatar Models (Recalls 0208CTR-01 and 0405AVA-01)
- Graco Comfort Sport, Cargo Models, Snugride, and more models
- Evenflo Maestro, First Choice, Discovery, Triumph and more models
- Triple Play Products Sit-N-Stroll