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September 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For infants, child passenger car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury 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. 27 from 1 – 4 p.m., in the Scarlet parking lot at The Schottenstein Center, located at 555 Borror Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210. 

Reporters and videographers are invited to cover the event. 

The event is open to the public and booster seats will be handed out to parents and caregivers.

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 buckleup.osu.edu/events.

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