Everyone loves a bargain. Who doesn’t love to get something on sale and save a few dollars? But there are certain items that are best purchased new and your child’s car seat falls into that category.
Here are some reasons Parenthood360.com says it’s not a good idea to pick up a used car seat at a secondhand store or garage sale:
So what if you have an old car seat? What can you do with it to dispose of it safely? According to UsedEverywhere.com, the majority of the materials that make up a car seat may be recycled. UsedEverywhere.com has two how-to videos that show you how to recycle a car seat.
“We see family automobiles come in after accidents and have long been concerned for families and their safety in such situations,” says Bruce Hansen, owner of Great Plains Auto Body. “Auto Body for Tiny Bodies is our way of giving back to the community, and we genuinely encourage the public to learn the approved manner in which to install these important safety devices for their children.”
You may call one of the inspection stations below for assistance. Please plan ahead. Most inspection stations are booked two weeks in advance and are by appointment only.
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center 84th Street and West Dodge Road (402) 955-8090
National Safety Council, Nebraska (402) 898-7351 ($25 fee for service) safety@SafeNebraska.org
Nebraska State Patrol 4411 S. 108th St. (402) 331-3333
Sarpy/Cass Safe Kids @ Sarpy/Cass Health Dept. 701 Olson Drive, Suite 101, Papillion (402) 339-4334