Passenger air bags and infant seats

The AAP Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control warn against the use of rear-facing safety seats in the front seats of cars equipped with passenger-side air bags. In the event the air bag deploys, the safety seat can be thrown against or between the seats of the car, seriously injuring an infant weighing less than 20 pounds.

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