TOOELE COUNTY

Four ways to figure out if you have a counterfeit car seat

Mar 18, 2024, 4:40 PM | Updated: 6:07 pm

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The Tooele Health Department is finding counterfeit car seats. (Greg Anderson, KSL TV)

(Greg Anderson, KSL TV)

STANSBURY PARK, Tooele County — When it comes to her kids, there was no way Sydney Fryer was going to go cheap.

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“I actually did a ton of research before I bought car seats,” she said while putting her kids into their car seats outside a Stansbury Park grocery store.

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In her mind, she couldn’t do enough research to make sure her kids were as safe as possible.“I would stick to reputable brands and retailers for sure,” she said.

Of course, those well-known brands can be a little pricey at times.

That is why it can be tempting to buy something similar online that is cheaper.

However, the Tooele County Health Department says that is where you can run into problems.“They aren’t crash-tested the same way that a lot of the name-brand car seats are,” Megan Raschke said.

Workers have seen enough counterfeits to warn about them, saying sometimes those third-party online sites do not have the same quality as reputable sites.

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Four ways to figure out if you have a counterfeit car seat