National Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18-24

Posted on 9/15/2016

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Buckle Buddies offer tips and car seat safety checks

In South Carolina, four out of five car seats are installed or used improperly, increasing the risk of injury to children. “In the last quarter, we have checked 315 car seats. The majority of those have something wrong. People don’t realize that car seats need to be checked and must be installed properly to protect children,” said Buckle Buddies coordinator Kevin Poore.

“Most parents try to do what seems right to them, but it may not be correct or safe. It is best to have an expert check your child’s car seat,” said Poore.

Kohl’s Buckle Buddies provides free Car Seat Safety Classes and Car Seat Check Events. Upcoming opportunities include:

  • Friday, 9/16, Car Seat Safety Check - Kohl's, Irmo, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Monday, 9/19, Car Seat Safety Check - Lexington Police Department, 111 Maiden Lane, 7:30-9:30 a.m. 
  • Tuesday, 9/20, Car Seat Safety Check - Lexington Sheriff's Department, 521 Gibson Road, noon-2 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, 9/21, Car Seat Safety Class - Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, noon-1:15 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, 9/21, Car Seat Safety Check - Lexington Sheriff's Department Region Office, 111 Lincreek Dr, 2-4 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, 9/21, Car Seat Safety Class - Palmetto Health Children's Hospital 6-7:15 p.m. 
  • Thursday, 9/22, Car Seat Safety Check - Lexington Sheriff's Department Region Office, 4079 Augusta Highway, Gilbert, 10 a.m.-noon 
  • Friday, 9/23, Car Seat Safety Check - Lexington Sheriff's Department Region Office, 102 Airport Road, Pelion, 2-4 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 9/24, Car Seat Safety Check – Menchies Frozen Yogurt, 5580 Sunset Blvd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, 9/28, Car Seat Safety Check - Lexington Town Hall, 7:30-9:30 a.m. 
  • Thursday, 9/29, Car Seat Safety Check - Lexington County Sheriff's Department, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

For more information or to register, call 803-296-KIDS.

About Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is South Carolina’s first children's hospital and has more than 150,000 children’s visits each year. It offers more than 30 subspecialties to meet the unique health care needs of children and has central South Carolina's only Children’s Emergency Center. With more than 350 professionals who work exclusively with children, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital has a team of highly skilled and trained experts unmatched by any hospital in the Midlands. Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is the place to go for children's medical care, because the best care matters.

 

 

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