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Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check-ups

Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at McCarthy Chevrolet, 675 N. Rawhide, Olathe

No appointment needed. First come, first checked. Seat checks are done inside the Service Department.

Traveling this summer? Trained car seat safety specialists will examine child car seats for proper use, installation, age/size appropriateness and will alert parents to any recalled products at this event. Safety checks take approximately 30 minutes per seat. The child must be present unless the seat is being installed for an expectant parent. This is a great way for parents and caregivers to ensure their children are buckled up correctly.

Did you know that of those kids who are buckled up, three out of four are restrained improperly or sit in a seat that is incorrectly installed? Child car seats are extremely effective when correctly used and installed, reducing the risk of death by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.          

Safe Kids Johnson County, Pilot Club of Shawnee Mission, Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics and McCarthy Chevrolet co-sponsor these lifesaving safety checks.