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CAR SEAT SAFETY

FOUR OUT OF FIVE CAR SEATS ARE INSTALLED INCORRECTLY...

Safe Kids Connecticut provides car seat checks throughout the state, as well as fitting stations.

Fitting stations exist in different locations throughout the state, mostly in police and fire departments.  The fitting stations have all of the needed materials to check child safety seats as well as certified personnel.  

Parents should call to set up an appointment, as many fitting stations check seats on certain days of the week.  Although the large clinics do still occur throughout the state, fitting stations are often more convenient for parents.

In order to allow enough time for your seats to be checked, please arrive early as it takes about hour to check each car seat in your vehicle.

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Check for Car Seat Recalls


Click for information on selecting, securing and installing a car seat.  

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2014 CAR SEAT CHECK EVENTS

Scheduled as of August 18, 2014,  (Schedule Subject to Change)

 

 

September 13, 2014

Columbia Fire Department

167 Route 66 E, Columbia

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For more information contact Marisol Feliciano at 860-714-5477

*No appointment needed

 

September 17, 2014

CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation

Saint Francis Hospital Hartford Campus

260 Ashley Street, Hartford (parking lot C)

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

By appointment

(1-877-783-7262)

 

September 20, 2014

Gates GMC Buick Nissan Dealership

143 Boston Post Road, N. Windham

11:00am- 2:00pm

For more information contact Marisol Feliciano 860-714-5477

*No appointment needed

 

September 20th, 2014

10:00am to 1:00pm

Enfield AAA Office

109 Elm Street

Enfield, CT 06082

*No appointment needed

 

September 21, 2014

9:00am-2:00pm

The Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley

1 Positive Place

Shelton, CT

*No appointment needed

 

September 24th, 2014

11:00am-2:00pm

Stop and Shop

760 Villa Avenue

Fairfield, CT

For more information contact Mark Blake 203-222-2647

*No appointment needed

 

October 24, 2014

9:00am-12:00pm

Connecticut Children's Primary Care Center

78 New Britain Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

*By appointment

(1-860-837-5319)

 

October 29, 2014

CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation

Saint Francis Hospital Hartford Campus

260 Ashley Street, Hartford (Parking Lot C)

3:00pm-5:00pm

*By appointment

(1-877-783-7262)

 

November 12, 2014

Hartford Fire Department Engine #10

510 Franklin Avenue, Hartford

3:00pm-5:00pm

By appointment

(1-877-783-7262)

 

December 3, 2014

Hartford Fire Department Engine #10

510 Franklin Avenue, Hartford

3:00pm-5:00pm

By appointment

(1-877-783-7262)

 

 

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2014 CAR SEAT CLASSES

Please check  cert.safekids.org to register for a class and for additional class details. All classes require a $85 certification fee, plus a local fee.

 

 

September 22nd- 25th

8am-4pm daily

Waterbury Police Training Center

240 Bank Street. Waterbury CT

Instructor: Pat Zainc

Phone: 203-346-3908

belt0001@aol.com

 

 

September 27th-28th

October 4th-5th

(Two consecutive weekends)

Saint Francis Hospital

114 Woodland Street, Hartford CT

Instructor: Marisol Feliciano

Phone: (860)-714-5808

mfelicia@stfranciscare.org


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CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY IN THE NEWS

Click on a topic below to read more.

Airbags and Children

Airbags, Safety Belts and Car Seats

Car Seat Measurements

Car Seat Safety Check: 8 Common Mistakes You Must Avoid
(Parents Magazine)

Child Restraint Laws (all states)

NHTSA Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings

NHTSA Child Restraint Misuse After a Crash

Spanish Language Educational Materials and Campaign


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