Study: Booster car seats put kids at risk

May 15, 2009 2:14:15 PM PDT
Another new analysis is showing improper use of booster seats is putting many children at risk. The findings in the May issue of accident analysis and prevention shows about two-thirds of children's booster car seats may be improperly installed or are being misused.

As a result, researchers say, booster seats are not protecting children because of user error. They say parents need to know how to safely place a child in a booster, supervise the buckling up and double check that the shoulder and lap belts restraining the children remain properly positioned during the drive.