According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13 years. This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Parents are urged to learn about car seat safety and make sure their children’s car seats and boosters are properly installed.
Free Car Seat Safety Checks
Make time to stop at one of the following events sponsored by Safe Kids Pima County, the Tucson Police Department and Tucson Medical Center to have your child’s car seat checked. You can call 324-4110 for more information.
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location: Larry H. Miller Chrysler 7800 E. 22nd St. Tucson, Arizona
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Target 4040 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson, Arizona
Register Your Child’s Car Seat
According to NHTSA, last year more than six million car seats were recalled. Just today, Recaro car seat manufacturer announced it was recalling 173,000 car seats due to a problem with the top tether restraint that can detach in a crash.
Parents buying new car seats should make sure they immediately register the car seat with the manufacturer or by going to Safercar.gov. Parents should also frequently check the safercar.gov website to determine if their child’s car seat has been recalled.
Making sure your children are in the right car seat will improve their chances of safely surviving a car accident.