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The Doctors – Car Seat Hack Poses Decapitation Risk

All parents strive to do what's best for their children. Numerous parenting "hacks" have cropped up online and, while many may be helpful, some shortcuts can be dangerous and even deadly. In this video, Top US Spine Surgeon, Dr. Hooman Melamed, joins The Doctors TV show to explain how a car seat hack being sold on the internet poses a serious death risk to infants and toddlers, possibly leading to internal decapitation of the head.

Dr. Melamed reminds parents that vehicle safety devices should only be used as the manufacturer has intended and the National Transportation Safety Board has approved.

Hooman Melamed, MD, is based in Los Angeles, California and specializes in the latest neck and back surgical techniques, and is widely considered a leading minimally invasive spine surgeon.