A lot more valley children are safer tonight thanks to their parents recycling their old car seats.
Hundreds of parents turned them in Friday at Tempe Marketplace as part of an annual event sponsored by Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Child safety seats expire after six years and can no longer be relied upon to keep children safe. With every car seat turned in, all metal, plastic, and other materials will be recycled.
The padding, for example, can be used to make dog beds for animal shelters, according to PCH spokesperson Angelica Baker.
Last year, more than 700 car seats were turned in.
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