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New report finds parents feel overwhelmed by car seat safety research, proper safety measures may be overlooked

(CBS 58) -- A new study has found that many parents find it overwhelming to do research on child safety products, including car seats. 

The study also found that less than half of parents are making sure they're following essential safety measures when it comes to child passenger seat safety. 

One mistake that inspectors often find is parents moving their kids from rear-facing to front-facing seats too early. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends leaving small children facing the rear until they hit the manufacturer's maximum height and weight. 

On front-facing seats, inspectors say many parents forget to use the back tether. 

See the full report below:


The release of the study coincides with Child Passenger Safety Week which goes from September 23 through September 29. 

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