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November/December 2015 Issue

Car seat recalls often go unheeded

Following the largest car seat recall in U.S. history, safety advocates are encouraging parents and caregivers to register their child safety seats with the manufacturer and take immediate action if the product is part of a recall.

In 2014, more than 6 million car seats were recalled for a safety defect–the largest car seat recall in U.S. history. Yet, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fewer than half of those car seats received the necessary repair.

In addition, a study by Safe Kids Worldwide found that only 42 percent of parents said they filled out and returned the registration card when they purchased a car seat. That means that on average, six out of 10 parents risk not hearing about a car seat recall directly from the manufacturer.

Consumers can register their car seat online with their car seat manufacturer or at www.safercar.gov/parents. You’ll need the model number and date of manufacture found on the label on your car seat. Alternately, you can fill out and mail in the registration card that came with your car seat. It’s pre-populated with your car seat’s information, and no postage is required.

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AAA Fayetteville office has moved

Our branch in Fayetteville, Ark., has relocated. You can now find us at 3595 N. Shiloh Drive in the northern section of downtown.

Stop by for vacation planning; auto, home, and life insurance; discounted attraction and movie tickets; and much more. To discover all of the benefits and services available, the office will host a Maximize Your Membership presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.

To RSVP for the free and informal presentation or for more details about the office, call (479) 444-9222.

Wentzville branch

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