Booster and car seat safety check Tuesday, July 23

September 19, 2013
MILWAUKEE - Statistics show only 1 in 5 car seats is used correctly. Is your child riding safely? Is your child riding in the correct seat?

What:
Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin Coalition, led by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, will host a Booster and Car Seat Safety Check. Volunteer, certified child passenger safety technicians will assist families to ensure children are riding safely. A limited supply of low-cost child safety seats will be available for purchase. Child and vehicle must be present to purchase seat. When making an appointment, please indicate interest in purchasing a seat.

When:
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23
To make an appointment, call (414) 231-4896.

Where:
Sommers Automotive
7211 W. Mequon Road, Mequon WI 53092

At the safety check, certified child passenger safety technicians will make certain seats are correctly installed and appropriate for the age and size of the child. To make an appointment, call (414) 231-4896.

"When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by up to 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers ages 1 to 4," said Lisa Klindt Simpson, coordinator, Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin. "Children should ride in a car seat as long as possible, as long as the child is within the height and weight requirements described by the manufacturer. Always follow manufacturer's instructions."

For more information about child passenger safety, go to safekidswi.org.