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    For more information about the Injury Prevention Center, please call us at
    401-444-5018
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    Car Seat Safety Guidelines

    Installation of Car Seats

    Child Passenger Safety Resources

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    Download our car seat safety guide.

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    Find a car seat check event near you.

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    Massachusetts car seat check locations

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    The Kohl’s Cares – Kids on the Go Program, which raises funds for children's health and educational opportunities, has created the Kohl's Cares Car Seat Check Program at Rhode Island Hospital. The program provides education about car seat safety and car/booster seat inspections.

     

    Dina Morrissey, MD, MPH, program coordinator for the Injury Prevention Center, explains proper usage of car booster seats.

    Upcoming Events

    The Injury Prevention Center and the Kohl's Cares - Kids on the Go Program is hosting a car seat safety event on Saturday, September 20, National Seat Check Saturday.

    National Seat Check Saturday

    Saturday, September 20, 2014
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Roger Williams Park Zoo
    (Main parking lot)
    1000 Elmwood Avenue
    Providence, Rhode Island
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    Certified technicians will assess your child's car and booster seats to make sure they are installed and positioned properly. This free, outdoor event also includes fun activities, entertainment and refreshments for kids and families. Call 401-444-2208 to learn more.

    Check our online calendar for more upcoming events.

    How the Program Can Help You

    With the Kohl's Cares Car Seat Check Program, certified child passenger safety technicians from the Injury Prevention Center can teach parents how to properly install car seats in their vehicles. In addition, low-income families may qualify to receive a car/booster seat free of charge.

    Did You Know?

    A properly installed child safety seat lowers the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers in passenger cars. Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of child car seats are used improperly.


    Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children.