It’s hard to imagine that this isn’t a new phenomenon, especially after the death of former Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush in 2015.
But as this nation has moved to ban all car seats, one man has taken a different approach to protecting his child from the potential dangers of a car seat.
A group of parents from New York City have teamed up to sue a car-seat manufacturer and a prominent consumer advocate in an effort to prevent the product from being introduced into the U.S. In a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Consumer Watchdog, the New York state attorney general and the state consumer protection agency are trying to prevent a carseat manufacturer from introducing a car seats that have been linked to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.
The lawsuit is still pending, and while the case is still being litigated, there are already a number of recent headlines about car seat bans and SIDS deaths.
One of the first to raise questions about the safety of car seats was a New York Times story that detailed a disturbing report from a state official about a woman who was told to take off her seat and put her feet up because her baby died in her arms from SIDS after her car seat was put in the back seat.
Another is the SIDS research group Mothers Against the Car Seat, which recently posted a video of an infant who was taken from his mother’s arms and put in a car, saying that his head was so hard that it shattered.
The car seat ban controversy has been going on for years.
But while SIDS is not a new concept, it was recently on the minds of some parents when a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the rate of SIDS in cars has gone up from 5.2 per 100,000 children in 2015 to 6.1 per 100 and is on track to surpass 6.3 per 100 this year.
It’s unclear how much of a role car seats have played in the increase in SIDS rates, but it’s clear that there is a significant increase in the number of infants dying of SIDs and the impact they’re having on families and communities.
In fact, the CDC found that nearly all of the SID cases it had recorded in the U, from 2011 to 2015, involved car seats.
And the increase appears to be driven largely by changes in the types of seats people are using in their vehicles, the researchers said.
“There’s been a lot of concern about car seats being linked to SIDS, and I think that that’s something we should be focused on,” said Jessica Gee, director of policy and programs at the ACLU.
“We’re seeing more and more children dying from SIDs in their cars than ever before, so we need to address that.
But we also need to focus on other risks, like the increase of car accidents, and we need a system that is designed to prevent these risks, not just limit them.”
A study released in December found that the average age of a child who died in a crash involving a car was 4.6 years old, compared to 3.4 for those who died from other causes.
And there have been several other high-profile SIDS cases in recent years.
In June, a Florida man was arrested after police found him with his infant daughter, who had SIDS and a severe birth defect.
The girl died shortly after she was born.
In November, a man in California who was found with his newborn daughter was charged with second-degree murder.
And last week, a New Jersey couple was charged in connection with their infant son who died after being put in their SUV by a carpenter who was using a car harness.
“It’s really important to be aware of the impact that car seats are having on people’s lives,” said Gee.
“The car seat is just a way to protect babies.
It doesn’t need to be an actual seat.”
Some parents are also concerned that the bans have gone too far, and they’re pushing back against the bans.
“I feel like we’re just trying to get rid of one piece of plastic in the way that we do things in America,” said the mother of a baby who died at the age of 7 in the car seat industry.
“And then we’re trying to do that with our cars too.”
There is also an ongoing push in the industry to get car seat companies to create a more “safe” product that is not linked to the deaths of children.
Last year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the use of child restraint systems in automobiles and urged manufacturers to include safety features in their product that would prevent car seats from being involved in crashes.
But the CPSC did not make any recommendations about whether the ban should be lifted until after the CPSS report was released, so the CPSCs decision remains in limbo.
And while some manufacturers are making changes to their products to make them more safe, many parents are still unsure whether car seats should