A mom who’s spent thousands on her children’s first bike seats says she was stunned to learn she can’t fit her 2-year-old boy’s front wheel on a booster seat.
Carol Miller told The Associated Press that the seats fit his older sister and brother, but that the boy needs a more secure seat.
She said the seat’s “somewhat difficult to put on because it’s so tight.
I would say it’s pretty much like a bicycle seat.
But the back end is just a little bit too high.
So I would like to have that back end raised a little more.”
Her 3-year old is using a child-sized seat and her 4-year baby is getting a booster booster seat that she purchased separately.
“The seat that they bought, they’ve done all the adjustments for me, and I have to go back and make adjustments.
But I have no trouble putting it on.
I just need to lower it down,” she said.
Miller is one of several parents to find out they can’t use the seats because of design flaws.
The National Safety Council, a nonprofit group, says seat fitters in some states report that seat design flaws are causing many parents to miss out on the chance to purchase their child’s first seat.
The council’s Safety Director, Scott Smith, said the agency is aware of cases of seat-fitting problems, but it doesn’t believe that’s a widespread problem.
“There’s some cases of seats that are a little different from others.
We do not have data that says this is a nationwide problem,” he said.”
We are aware of at least one case where there has been a parent that has reported that they’ve been unable to purchase a child seat that was on their child due to design defects.”