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Most People Install Child Car Seats Improperly


Car seats are required for youngsters but an expert says most parents don't properly install the seats.
The Oneida County Health Department is collaborating with Safe Kids Worldwide for a free car seat inspection this afternoon at the Rhinelander  fire department.

Oneida County Public Health Nurse and certified car seat technician Dawn Klink....

"we usually find something wrong with the car seat when we do car seat inspections. We have the caregivers put the car seat in with us and educate them on the proper way to put them in so they can do it on their own...."

A child needs to be at least 4'9" inches tall before they can buckle up in the vehicle without a car seat.
The inspection is this afternoon from 3-6 p.m.  Certified inspectors will check your seats. Car seats will be available for purchase at reduced rates. Free low back booster seats will be available to children over 4 years old and 40 pounds. The child using the seat must be present. The Rhinelander fire station is on West Frederick street downtown.

Previous safety checks found 4 out of 5 car seats were used incorrectly.

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