Chemical alert on child car seats

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Three out of 19 child car seats tested by the consumer watchdog were found to contain the cancer- causing chemical formaldehyde.

Tests by the Consumer Council and International Consumer Research and Testing also found other harmful substances, including plasticizer and flame retardants.

The council advised parents to wash the cover and cushion of the seat before using it for the first time to remove formaldehyde – which can also cause allergies – from the surfaces.

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