In a disconcerting development, the sale of counterfeit car seats in Michigan has surged, leaving parents and caregivers anxious about their children’s safety on the state’s roads. As Michigan observes Child Passenger Safety Week from September 17th – 23rd, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) have joined forces to combat this growing issue.
Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director, warned, “Parents and gift givers are purchasing seats from online deal sites, sometimes with high-end price tags. Even parents that do extensive research can be easily fooled by these unsafe lookalikes or tricked into purchasing car seats that do not meet U.S. regulations or safety standards.”
To empower buyers and ensure child safety, MDHHS and OHSP are offering essential guidance.
For more information, visit: Child Car Seat Safety.
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell