(WASHINGTON) -- Government health experts say obesity among American children is a national epidemic and now, that is showing up in the family car.
Makers of child car safety seats traditionally designed for children up to 65 pounds are now marketing for heavier kids -- up to 85 pounds. The redesign, experts say, is largely because of the increasing rate of childhood obesity.
The manufacturers reportedly are responding to parents with overweight children who are still too young for booster seats. But the Washington Post reports that federal regulations do not cover seats for toddlers that heavy.
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