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Car seat manufacturers are now required to include an additional safety strap on all car seats. The purpose of this strap is to create increased support for the base of the seat. This law came into effect in January of this past year.

Members of the safety committee believe these straps are a necessary addition and are following a precedent set by top tier companies, who opted to include the straps three years ago. However, many consumers believe the addition of the safety strap is unlikely to decrease the number of injuries reported because one major factor that contributed to the car seat bases not functioning properly was user error in strapping in the seat.

Another reason consumers believe the addition of the safety strap is unlikely to decrease the number of injuries reported is because of ___________.

Assuming all of the following are true, which most logically completes the argument above?

A

increased cost of production as a result of the new regulation .

B

the requirement that car seat manufacturers implement changes in the manufacturing of new car seats, which does not affect car seats that have already been produced and sold.

C

many accidents reported being non-injury accidents.

D

only children up to a certain weight being permitted to ride in car seats.

E

only 4,000 injuries a year being attributed to faulty car seats.