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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.

Find a Fitting Station

Check for Car Seat Recalls


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

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2015 CAR SEAT CHECK EVENTS

Scheduled as of May 19 2015  (Schedule Subject to Change)

 

 

May 21, 2015

Connecticut Children's Primary Care Center

76 New Britain Ave

Hartford, CT 06106

9:00am-12:00pm

Call 860-837-5319 for an appointment

 

 

May 23, 2015

Jackson Chevrolet

660 South Main St.

Middletown, CT 06457

11:00am-2:00pm

Open to the Public, appointments encouraged.

860-837-5308

 

June 3, 2015

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Center for Innovation & Learning/ Lot C

260 Ashley Street, Hartford CT

4:30pm-6:30pm

By Appointment

(1-860-714-5477)

 

June 4, 2015

*Location to be determined

Wolcott, CT

4:00pm-6:00pm

By Appointment

(1-860-714-5477)

 

June 20, 2015

Willimantic Elks Lodge

198 Pleasant Street, Willimantic

11:00am-1:00pm

By Appointment

(1-860-714-5477)

 

June 26, 2015

Connecticut Children's Primary Care Center

76 New Britain Ave

Hartford, CT 06106

9:00am-12:00pm

Call 860-837-5319 for an appointment

 

July 23, 2015

Connecticut Children's Primary Care Center

76 New Britain Ave

Hartford, CT 06106

9:00am-12:00pm

Call 860-837-5319 for an appointment

 

August 5, 2015

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Center for Innovation & Learning/ Lot C

260 Ashley Street, Hartford CT

3:00pm-6:00pm

By Appointment

(1-860-714-5477)

 

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2015 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. Seating in classes is limited!

 

 

June 4, 2015- June 7th, 2015

Montville Police Department

911 Norwich New London Turnpike
Uncasville, CT

 

For more information:

Esther Pendola

860-437-7233

info@thesafetygrp.com

 

September 8, 2015-September 11, 2015

 

Waterbury Police Department Training

240 Bank Street

Waterbury, CT 06702

 

For more information please contact:

Pat Zainc

203-346-3908

pzainc@wtbypd.org

 

September 2015- October 2015

(9/26-9/27, 10/3-10/4)

4 Days/ Back-to-back weekends

 

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

260 Ashley Street

Hartford, CT

 

For more information:
Marisol Feliciano
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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