Child car seat check Sept. 24

From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 at McCarthy Chevrolet in Olathe, trained car seat safety specialists will examine child car seats for proper use, installation, age/size appropriateness and will alert parents to any recalled products at this event. Safety checks take approximately 30 minutes per seat.

No appointment is necessary. It is first come, first checked. Seat checks are done inside the service department. McCarthy is located at 765 N. Rawhide.

This is a great way for parents to make sure their children are buckled up right.

Statistics show of those kids who are buckled up, three out of four are not restrained properly or sit in a seat that is incorrectly installed. Child car seats are extremely effective when correctly used and installed, reducing the risk of death by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.          

Safe Kids Johnson County, Leawood Police Department, Pilot Club of Shawnee Mission, Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics and McCarthy Chevrolet are co-sponsoring these lifesaving safety checks.

For more information about car seat safety call Safe Kids Johnson County at: 913-477-8312.

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