Car Seats

Overview

Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat every time your child is in the car. Follow these important steps to choose the right seat, learn how to install it correctly, and get it inspected and registered to keep your child safe.

Car Seats

 

Get your car seat inspected

Find a child car seat inspection station nearest you. Certified technicians will inspect your car seat, in most cases, free of charge - and show you how to correctly install and use it.

 

 

Register your car seat to receive important safety updates

Registering your seat makes sense: It gives the manufacturer the ability to contact you about recalls and safety notices. It’s also easy: Just send in the card that came with your car seat or fill out a simple form on the manufacturer’s web site.

Your child’s safety could depend on it.

Send registration information to NHTSA

If you would like NHTSA to provide your child restraint registration information to the manufacturer, please fill out this Registration Form and mail it to the address below. You may also e-mail or fax it if you choose.

U. S. Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Defects Investigation

Correspondence Research Division (NVS-216)
Room W48-301
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE.
Washington, DC 20590
Fax: (202) 366-1767
E-mail: childseatregister@dot.gov