Which? is calling on parents to spend 10 minutes today checking how well their child’s car seat has been fitted.
Which? spent the day with road safety experts from Portsmouth City Council helping parents check that their children’s car seats were fitted correctly.
Which? found that two thirds of the seats inspected were incorrectly installed. Of the 40 child car seats checked during the day only 35% were fitted correctly.
Which? baby product expert Victoria Pearson said: ‘There are so many ways that car seats can be fitted and parents face an uphill struggle knowing which is the right one for their car.
‘Many parents got it nearly right, but small mistakes meant that two thirds of the seats we saw weren’t properly installed, which could affect how well they protect children in a crash.