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Car seat clinic scheduled Sept. 17

Posted: September 3, 2013 - 6:08pm

Parents and grandparents who transport children under age 9 are invited to have their car seats inspected and installed by a child passenger safety technician.

The Car Seat Clinic will run from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the lower level garage at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.

“We have recently seen an increasing number of emergency room injuries to children who were in their car seat, but it was not installed properly or it was not being used correctly. These are preventable injuries and we want to help educate the parents and grandparents in our community on how to keep these precious lives safe,” said Amanda Svir, trauma coordinator at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

Bring your car seat installed in your car with your children, and the trained technicians will evaluate if your car seat is the proper size for your child and if it is installed properly. They also will answer questions about car seat safety.

Call 218-828-7414 for a free 30-minute appointment.

The clinic will be held rain or shine and is sponsored by Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Crow Wing County Passenger Safety Coalition, and Lakes Area Child Passenger Safety Coalition.

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