Did you know that 9 out of 10 car child car seats are installed or used incorrectly? No matter how careful we are, there are just so many different car seats available today and just as many differences in how they operate with your car.
Are you using the lower anchors or the seat belt to install? Did you know lower anchors have a weight limit? Do you know how to switch your car’s seat belt to the “automatic locking” position? Are you using the top tether? Are the harness straps supposed to be above or below your child’s shoulders? There are trained car seat safety technicians all over Washington County that can help you find the answers to these questions and work with you to make sure you are getting the best use and the safest fit with your child’s car seat.
You can click here for a list of certified safety technicians in your area or stop in at the next local Safety Check-up event. These safety checks are free and the best part about them is that you’ll find a whole crew of technicians there. Safety checks are a great opportunity for techs from all over the region to get together and share information with each other — which means you’ll get the most experienced folks working together to make sure your child’s seat is in right. The next local Safety Check-up is:
DATE: Saturday, June 14
TIME: 12pm – 3pm
LOCATION: Trenton Marketplace IGA, 1007 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton
All seat check-up events are held rain or shine!