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CAR SEAT SAFETY
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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.

Find a Fitting Station

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 March 21, 2014 (Schedule Subject to Change)

 

March 22, 2014

11:00am-1:00pm

Vernon Middle School

777 Hartford Turnpike

Vernon, CT

*No appointment needed

 

April 2, 2014

4:00pm-6:30pm

CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation

Saint Francis Hospital Hartford Campus

260 Ashley St.

Hartford, CT

*Please call 1(877)-783-7262 to make an appointment. 

April 4, 2014

11:00am to 2:00pm

Car Seat Clinic

AMR Ambulance

117 East Aurora Street

Waterbury, CT

*No appointment needed

 

April 5, 2014

12:00pm-2:30pm

Premier Chevrolet Dealership

512 Providence Rd, Route 6,

Brooklyn, CT

*Please call 1(877)-783-7262 to make an appointment.

 

May 7, 2014

4:00pm-6:30pm

CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation

Saint Francis Hospital Hartford Campus

260 Ashley Street

Hartford, CT

*Please call 1(877)-783-7262 to make an appointment.

 

May 18, 2014

1:30pm-3:30pm

CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation

Saint Francis Hospital Hartford Campus

260 Ashley Street

Hartford, CT

*Please call 1(877)-783-7262 to make an appointment.

 

May 24, 2014

11:00am-2:00pm

Windham Hospital

Professional Building #132 Parking Lot

112 Mansfield Avenue,

Willimantic CT

*No appointment needed

 

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2014 CAR SEAT CLASSES
Please contact cert.safekids.org  for class fees, for location information or to register for a class. All classes require a $75 certification fee, plus a local fee.  To find a car seat instructor, please click here

 

April 1-4, 2014

8:00 am to 4:00pm

 

Waterbury Police Training Center

240 Bank Street, Waterbury

 

If you are interested go to cert.safekids.org to register

Any questions contact Pat Zainc at (203)-346-3908

 

 

 

May 16-18, 2014

8:00am to 5:00pm

 

CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

260 Ashley Street, Hartford

 

If you are interested go to cert.safekids.org to register

Any questions contact Marisol Feliciano at 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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