Free child car seat inspections Saturday

Published On: Apr 04 2014 06:00:00 AM EDT

Free child safety seat installation inspections will be offered at Fire Station 2 from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Fire Station 2 is located at 2500 South Beach Parkway, next to Sunshine Park in Jacksonville Beach.

According to certified car seat installation technician, Maureen Dennis, as many as 80-percent of parents improperly install car seats.

Many parents overlook the five most dangerous mistakes of installing a car seat such as using the wrong seat at the wrong age, not having the seat securely installed, the harness being worn too loose, improper placement of the chest clip and overall improper placement of the car seat, according to Dennis.

A report from the Canadian Pediatric Society revealed that a correctly installed car seat can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent and lower the risk of serious injury by 67 percent.


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