OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center announced that their certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be offering free car seat inspections and education to parents and caregivers on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
This safety event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. at the Culvers Restaurant parking lot located at 3001 Fairfield Lane in Ottawa. The event is part of National Seat Check Saturday and will include instruction on how to choose the right car seats for children, with an emphasis on how to install and use them correctly. Technicians will also explain the importance of registering the seats with the manufacturer so parents and caregivers can be notified if there is a recall.
“Car seats, booster seats, and seat belts are often used incorrectly,” said Brianne Riley, spokesperson on behalf of OSF HealthCare. “Every 33 seconds in 2015, one child under 13 was involved in a crash. No parent wants to ever get it wrong when it comes to a child’s safety. That’s why we’re hosting this car seat check event on National Seat Check Saturday – so you can be confident your kids are secure and in the right seats for their ages and sizes.”
Each child who gets their car seat checked during the event will receive a token for a free scoop of Culvers frozen custard.