C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will hold a car seat check-up from 10 AM - 1 PM on Saturday, April 14 at Lapeer County Emergency Medical Services. The inspections are free. They will be checking for out-of-date and damaged child car seats as well as improperly installed seats. Each seat inspection takes about 30 minutes. Call 734-763-2251 for an appointment.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and disability among children in the United States and the second leading cause of injury-related admissions at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital according to the hospital. When used correctly, car seats can prevent injuries and save lives.
The hospital goes on to say car seat fittings teach parents and other drivers how to use a car seat and what to consider when choosing a safe car seat. Each car seat fitting is conducted one-on-one with a nationally certified child passenger safety technician. Parents and caregivers can expect to learn:
How to properly install a car seat.
How to decide which direction a car seat should face according to the child’s age, weight and particular seat.
Safety features of a car seat.
Their vehicle’s unique safety features and how it works with their chosen car seat.
If the car seat has been recalled or is expired.
Lapeer County EMS is located at 3565 West Genesee Street in Elba Township.