Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. Texas law requires that children be properly restrained in a car seat or booster until age 8 OR 4’9. As Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs), we strive to educate families on the correct installation and usage of car seats. In the process of educating families, we sometimes come across a seat that is no longer safe for a child to use (due to expiration, defects, missing parts, etc.). If this is the case, we want you as a caregiver to be prepared to replace your child’s seat for their safety. Through the provision of grant funding, we have a limited number of replacement seats available at the CPST’s discretion. We as CPSTs want to ensure all children are riding safely in their parents vehicles. However, it is the responsibility of a parent to provide child safety seats, not our program. Our responsibility is to educate on the proper installation and usage. While not all of our sites, have replacement seats available, below are some basic guidelines we use when making a decision to replace seats.