Free Car Seat Safety Check Program Expands to Meet Community Needs

06/21/2017

111110_NHTSA_431_v2_H.jpgEastern Maine Medical Center, Safe Kids Maine, and Quirk Chevrolet have teamed up to hold three free car seat safety check events since the fall of 2016, and the appointment slots have filled up quickly for every event. In response to the high demand, three additional safety check events will be held this summer in Bangor on June 24, July 22, and August 26. All events are scheduled from 10 am to 1 pm at Quirk Chevrolet, 293 Hogan Road.

The technicians at the car seat safety events will check for recalls and thoroughly evaluate every car seat to ensure they are the right size.

“We know that when they are used correctly, child passenger safety seats can reduce injury and save lives,” says Suzanne Grace, state coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Maine. “It only takes a few minutes to ensure your child’s car seat is installed properly. It is a great opportunity for parents to get answers to their questions and learn some helpful tips and tricks.”

Making an appointment is highly recommended by visiting MaineSeatCheck.org. This free car seat inspection event is made possible thanks to the support of EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.