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REMSA to hold child seat inspection
by Tribune Staff
Jul 01, 2011 | 1202 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), in partnership with Renown Children’s Hospital, will hold a child safety seat inspection checkpoint at 9 a.m. on July 9. Each seat will be checked by nationally certified child passenger safety technicians to ensure that it is properly installed in the vehicle, is the appropriate seat for the age and weight of the child riding in it and that the seat has not been recalled. Parents will also receive education on the proper installation and use of car seats. The inspection is limited to 30 cars and early arrival is recommended.

The inspection will be held at the Renown South Meadows Medical Center, located at 10101 Double R Blvd.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the leading cause of death for all children. More than 75 percent of cars inspected at checkpoints arrive with seats improperly installed.

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