Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Car Seat Check Up


Safe Kids Trident Area to Host Free Car Seat Check Event

 

WHO:

·         Safe Kids Trident Area

·         MUSC Children’s Hospital

·         SC DHEC

·         State Law and Fire Officials

 

WHERE: Target at Seaside Farms Shopping Center, 1300 Long Grove Drive, Mount Pleasant

 

WHEN: Thursday, April 9th 3:00pm – 6:00pm

 

WHAT:  As part of a Child Passenger Safety Technician course, Safe Kids Trident Area will be hosting a free car seat check event. Technicians will provide education to caregivers on car seat installation, ensure that the child is in the correct type of child restraint, and overall confirm that the child is as safe as possible while riding in the vehicle.

WHY: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. In South Carolina 9 out of 10 car seats are used or installed incorrectly.

 

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About Safe Kids Trident Area

Safe Kids Trident Area works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Its partners include local health care, fire, EMS and police personnel. Safe Kids Trident Area is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Trident Area was founded in 1996 and is led by MUSC Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit safekids.org or musckids.org.