Monday, March 7, 2011

Car Seat Safety Clinic at CarTime on Saturday, March 12

Northfield Hospital, in cooperation with its partner, CarTime Auto Service Center, is conducting its monthly Car Seat Safety Clinic on Saturday, March 12, at CarTime's Auto Center on South Highway 3. A certified technician from Northfield Hospital will check the child safety seat, including boosters, to insure that it is a safe product, fits the child, and is properly installed.

Parents and anyone else who transport children can report between 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. with the child, car seat, and the owner's manual. Expectant parents also are welcome to check their car seat installation. This free service is offered on the second Saturday of the month. Appointments are preferred but not required. Call Mamie at 507-663-7087.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Most of the injuries can be prevented. The rate of serious and fatal injuries goes down by one-half when children are placed in age-appropriate restraints.

Contact Nancy at Northfield Hospital's Education Office, 507-646-1035, for more information.

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