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Madison non-profit urges parents to recycle old car seats

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MADISON (WKOW) -- While it's tempting to save money by passing down used car seats, it's not recommended.

That's according to Safe Kids Madison, instead they urge parents to recycle their used car seats.

Car seats typically expire after six years because the plastic they are made of becomes brittle and may not protect a child in case of a crash. Many parents surprised to hear they can be dangerous.

"Yes people have no idea that there is an expiration on our car seats, so just trying to let everyone know that car seats do expire, and to not sell them to other people," says Terri O'Brien of Safe Kids Coalition.

Safe Kids Coalition provided a car seat recycling opportunity to families today at West and East Towne Malls.

Organizers say they surpassed last years total of 400 car seats recycled.

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