Free Child Car Seat Safety Check

posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in General

How certain are you that your child is the safest they can be while riding in the car? With car crashes being a leading cause of death for children 1 to 12 years old in the United States, it’s very important to make sure your child is in the correct safety seat to accommodate their growing bodies.

Spencer Hospital is partnering with the Spencer Fire Department to offer free car seat safety checks on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Spencer Fire Department, 10 Grand Ave, Spencer.

Child Certified Passenger Safety Technicians will check child car seats for recalls and damage; best fit for weight, height, and age; and will teach installation techniques.

The wide range of car seat models on the market today leaves more than a few parents confused. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study revealed that nearly 75 percent of parents don’t know how to use child safety restraints properly.

 “The goal is to make sure all parents and caregivers are correctly securing all children in the right car restraints for their ages and sizes,” said Colette Rossiter, RN, BSN, Child Passenger Safety Technician of Spencer Hospital. “Safety seats prevent serious injuries and could save your child’s life.”

For more information, call Clay County Public Health of Spencer Hospital at (712) 264-6380.