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Is your child in the right car seat? New guidelines to check

Instead of children being in rear-facing seats until they turn 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that children stay in rear-facing seats as long as possible until …


Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

Graco Children’s Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.


Car seat emphasis patrols start Thursday

Spokane County law enforcement obtained a continuation of an April grant to promote the correct use of child car seats through education and enforcement.


Mr. Dad: For safety keep seat facing rear

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m in charge of installing our 16-month-old daughter’s car seat and my wife says I need to turn it around to rear-facing again because there’s a new …


Mother cleared in crash fatal to baby

A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed Thursday against a Post Falls mother whose daughter was fatally injured five years ago while riding in an improperly installed car seat. Spokane County …


Judge dismisses homicide charge in car seat case

A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed Thursday against a Post Falls mother whose daughter was fatally injured while riding in an improperly installed car seat five years ago. Spokane County …


On one vital safety issue, kids should take back seat

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 2 and 14, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Child safety seats reduce …


Girl dies in crash after driver reaches for cell

A 6-year-old girl from Grant County died Monday evening in a one-car rollover accident that occurred when her mother, the driver, reached for a cell phone, sheriff’s deputies said.


Experts offering car seat check on Saturday

A free child car seat safety check is being offered on Saturday at Wal-Mart in Airway Heights from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Police to emphasize child safety restraints

Spokane sheriff’s deputies and Spokane Valley police will be monitoring traffic at seven locations through this month to increase enforcement and public awareness of child safety restraint laws.


Face Time: Spokane police officer, mother on child safety seat mission

A child’s death in a crash is something Spokane police Officer Teresa Fuller works hard to prevent. She has spent many Saturdays crawling into cars, trucks and vans during car …


Our View: Crash shows kids’ car safety requires vigilance

Given Washington state’s historic role in establishing child booster seat requirements, it was especially distressing to read that the law was ignored in Thursday’s crash involving two city-owned vans transporting …


Kids in crash weren’t in safety seats

Although the city-owned vans involved in a crash in northeast Spokane on Thursday were equipped with booster seats, none of the children was buckled into one, police said. Six of …


Children in van crash weren’t in safety seats

Although the city-owned vans involved in a crash in northeast Spokane on Thursday were equipped with booster seats, none of the children was buckled into one, police said.


Getting there: Keep kids in the back

Spokane law enforcement officers found scores of child safety-restraint violations in March during the first stage of a program to improve compliance with the law.


Spokane police want children safe in cars

Starting today, Spokane police will be putting an emphasis on making sure children are strapped into their car seats properly.


Change to state car-seat law could benefit poor families

BOISE – An Idaho senator says the state could get federal money to purchase safety seats for low-income families, but the state car seat law would have to be changed. …


Safety checks for car seats Friday

Kootenai Health is offering free car seat safety inspections Friday in Post Falls. More than 95 percent of car seats and booster seats inspected at previous events sponsored by Kootenai …