October 10, 2018

Media representatives are asked to call the Media Relations Department at 614-293-3737 to make arrangements to cover this event.
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Child passenger car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury for infants by 71 percent and by 54 percent for toddlers. However, more than three out of four seats are installed incorrectly, according to experts. 
 
The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Injury Biomechanics Research Center is hosting a free child car seat installation and inspection event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the Buckeye Lots on north campus, just off Fred Taylor Drive in Columbus. 
 
One hundred car seats will be given away for free to families who need one. Sixty seats are convertible (rear-facing/forward facing harnessed seats) suitable for children 5 to 65 pounds. The other 40 are backless booster seats, appropriate for children 40 to 110 pounds and at least 4 years old. 
 
Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to point out common incompatibilities between some cars and child seats, and to ensure proper installation. 
 
For more information, visit http://buckleup.osu.edu/events/
 
 
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Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu