73% of car seats are misused or improperly installed. Is yours one of them?
Yesterday we hosted along with Fairfield Police Department and Yale New Haven Hospital a Car Seat Installation and Check. 68 car seats were successfully fixed and put in as well as all seats were registered (something we should do when we get a new one!) This 3 hr event was busy from beginning to end and is something we will be offering twice a year from here on out! Thank You to the Fairfield Police Department led by Sergeant Evan Kaesmann and Nick Aysseh who runs the Center for Injury and Violence Prevention at Yale New Haven Hospitals.
The Fairfield Police Department is dedicated to providing the public with information pertaining to the safety of child passengers in vehicles. Our Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will demonstrate and explain to caregivers about the proper selection, installation and use of car seats, booster seats and proper use of seat belts.
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. These deaths and injuries can often be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. According to Connecticut State Law, all children are required to ride in an approved child safety seat until they are 7 years old and 60 lbs.
The Fairfield Police Department reminds all citizens that properly restraining their children while riding in vehicles is an everyday, year-round responsibility.
Couldn’t make it to our event? Schedule an appointment with the Fairfield Police Department HERE
Yale also provides this FREE service at Bridgeport, Greenwich and Yale New Haven Hospitals.
Schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians and learn how to properly secure your child in his or her car seat and install the car seat correctly in the vehicle. To make an appointment at either Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital or Yale New Haven Hospital, call 203-200-KIDS or email [email protected]
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 50 Imperial Ave, Westport 10 am – 1 pm. Have your car seat checked for FREE by a certified child passenger safety technician. You will learn how to correctly install and use your car seat. Appointments are preferred. To book your free appointment, please email [email protected] by 9/19/2022.
Looking to get rid of an old car set and buy a new one or get a coupon to Target? Visit here for more information about Target’s trade in event!