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Child Passenger Safety


The Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act required that, by November 2002, a safety rating for child restraints be established to create a consumer information program to provide practicable, readily understandable, and timely information to consumers. Consumers now can use this information to make informed decisions on the purchase of child restraint systems.

U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
1-888-327-4236
1-800-424-9153 (TTY)