Car seat safety checks offered at free event

Mothers of Multiples Society brings in certified technicians to inspect seats and provide information

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Posted 7/22/19

Certified child passenger safety technicians will offer free car seat checks and discuss proper use of a car seat, including installation, daily use, and car seat selections at a free car seat safety …

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Car seat safety checks offered at free event

Mothers of Multiples Society brings in certified technicians to inspect seats and provide information

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Certified child passenger safety technicians will offer free car seat checks and discuss proper use of a car seat, including installation, daily use, and car seat selections at a free car seat safety event in August.

The semiannual event, hosted by the Mothers of Multiples Society, is Aug. 17 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive in Castle Rock. No appointment is necessary. Drop-in times are between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Car accidents are the number one cause of death in children ages 13 years of age and younger, according to a news release. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “for every fatality, roughly 18 children are hospitalized and more than 400 are injured seriously enough to require medical treatment."

More than 90 percent of car seats are not used correctly, the release said, which is why MOMS hosts the event. Whether you have an infant car seat, a convertible car seat, or a booster seat, MOMS invites you to meet one-on-one with a certified technician to ensure that your child is safe.

“Only certified child passenger safety technicians are trained in the most current child passenger safety practices,” Erin Brill, certified technician and MOMS member, said in the release. “Child passenger safety is not part of standard training for medical professionals, law enforcement, fire departments, etc. A certified child passenger safety technician is the best resource for car seat information.”

For more information about the free car seat check event or to find out about MOMS, visit www.mothersofmultiples.com.

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