Car seats can reduce injuries in children by at least fifty percent if the seat is installed properly. To help parents keep children safe, the American Red Cross and the Woodford County Health Department will be hosting a free car seat check event.
The event will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Woodford County Health Department, located at 1831 S. Main Street, Eureka Plaza, Eureka.
Lisa Maynard, the American Red Cross Grant Assistant, said about the importance of this event, “Buckling up on every ride is the single most important thing a family can do to stay safe in the car. In central Illinois, ninety percent of car seats are improperly installed which puts children at risk.”
The event will also feature national certified child passenger safety technicians, recall information, and technicians to provide installation instructions and safety information for car seats. A free car seat will be provided to families based upon need and availability.
For more information about this car seat check, contact Lisa.Maynard@redcross.org.