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Learn about car seat safety at IU Health Starke Hospital June 22

An IU Health Starke Hospital Release

KNOX, Ind.–Starke County area residents are invited to learn more about keeping children safe at a free car seat safety event Saturday, June 22 from 10 am to 2 pm (Central time) at Indiana University Health Starke Hospital in Knox.

A certified child passenger safety technician will be available to offer car seat safety inspections to ensure car seats are age and size appropriate. Existing car seats will be checked for any cracks, wear or recall. Car seats that do not meet safety standards will be discarded and replaced free of charge.

The event is free and open to the public. No appointment or registration necessary. However, only a limited number of free car seats are available to be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children must be present and restrained in a car seat upon arrival at the event.

Over 90 percent of child safety seats are used or installed incorrectly. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states car crashes are the No. 1 killer of children ages 1 to 12 in the United States. The best way to protect children in the car is to put them in the right seat at the right time and use it the seat the right way.

For more information, call Ed Barcus or Mellissa Grcich at 574.772.6231.

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