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Free car seat inspections march 31

By Staff | Mar 7, 2012

The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Kohl’s Center for Safety Program will provide free car seat safety inspections on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to noon. at the South Trail Fire & Rescue Station 62, 13500 Sophomore Lane, Fort Myers.

Research shows that an estimated 30 percent of children still continue to ride unrestrained and 80 percent of all car seats are used incorrectly. More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly fitted car seat and in the back seat.

Education and information to improve these numbers is of critical need in our community. According to Safe Kids and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a correctly used safety seat reduces fatality risk by 71 percent and serious injury risk by 67 percent.

Car seats will be available at a reduced price if your car seat is part of a recall, out dated or not the appropriate car seat for the child.

Bilingual fitting technicians will be available. Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 239-343-5224 for a time that’s convenient for you.

Source: Lee Memorial Health System