Archive for Wednesday, June 23, 1999

FREE CAR SEAT CHECK HELD

June 23, 1999

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Safety check finds

misuse of car seats

The Douglas County SAFE KIDS Coalition held a free car seat check on June 12 at Dale Willey Automotive in Lawrence.

Safety specialists examined 47 car seats. Ninety-six percent of the seats were misused; only two seats were correctly installed.

There were at least five seats that had been recalled or were unusable.

Forty families were unable to have their seats checked due to the high turnout, and the SAFE KIDS Coalition is planning another car seat check for later this summer.

The SAFE KIDS Coalition works to prevent unintentional childhood injury.

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