Friday, March 13, 2009

Coroner's office and child safety seats?

Press release we sent out today:

For Immediate Release

The Lake County Coroner’s Office is proud to announce its new partnership with Safe Kids Chicago, a Division of Children’s Memorial Hospital. The Safe Kids Buckle Up program strives to offer every driver who transports children, the opportunity to learn how to properly restrain children in age and weight appropriate car and booster seats. The office now has two deputies that are certified child passenger safety technicians.

“While 94 percent of America’s children are now regularly restrained, not enough kids are properly and safely restrained. This puts children at an unnecessary risk of being injured or killed in crashes because they are simply in the wrong car or booster seat or it is not properly installed” said Dr. Richard L. Keller, Lake County Coroner.

Parents are encouraged to make an appointment to bring their car or booster seats for inspection. The certified deputies will help parents learn to adjust the harness and properly place the car or booster seat in the vehicle.

To make an appointment for inspection, please call the Lake County Coroner’s office at (847) 377-2200.

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