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 Mangold Ford Mercury will be hosting a free car seat check event.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 8th, from 1 to 3 p.m at Mangold Ford Mercury, located at 1100 W. Center Street in Eureka.
Lisa Maynard, the American Red Cross Grant Assistant, said about the importance of this event, “In our area, ninety percent of car seats are improperly installed, putting your child at risk if you are involved in a crash.”
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.
For more information about this car seat check, contact Lisa.Maynard@redcross.org.