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Safe Kids Annual Car Seat Recycle Day

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Leaders with the American Family Children's Hospital want to know if parents have thought about the safety of their children's car or booster seats lately?

The Safe Kids Annual Car Seat Recycling Day was held Saturday, in the parking lots of the West and East Towne Malls.

One leader at the event says they recycle the plastic and metal from used car seats.

She says the event raises awareness that a car or booster seat does have an expiration date.

"A lot of people don't now they're unsafe to use, so we wanted to let people know if they have an unsafe car seat, there's a place they can bring them," said Nicole Vesely, with the Madison area Safe kids Coalition at American Family Childen's Hospital.

Experts says car seats only last about six years. She says that's because the plastic wears down from extreme heat and cold, something we all find living in the Badger State.

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