September 12, 2016


03_Bing_van (1)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 Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 – 4 p.m., in the Scarlet parking lot at The Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr. in Columbus. 

Reporters and videographers are invited to cover the event, which is open to the public. Free convertible car seats will be available to parents and caregivers in need.

Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to point out common incompatibilities between some cars and child seats, and to ensure proper installation.

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Contact: Sherri Kirk, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or