LONG BRANCH, NJ - According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, four out of five child safety seats are used incorrectly, with an average of three mistakes per seat. Just in time for the busy summer travel season, Monmouth Medical Center recently held free Child Car Seat Inspections to help local families stay safe.
Certified passenger safety technicians inspected close to 20 car seats and offered safety tips. The safety checks are offered through a cooperative effort of the New Jersey State Police, The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center’s SAFE KIDS Monmouth County Chapter.
The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center leads Monmouth County's first and only chapter of the Safe Kids International Campaign - an initiative to prevent injuries
and save young lives.
The county-based chapter is among more than 500 grassroots partnerships throughout the world associated with Safe Kids, the first nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury or accidents - the No. 1 killer of children 14 and under. In addition to The Children's Hospital at Monmouth, the Safe Kids Monmouth County Chapter also partners with the Long Branch Police Department, Long Branch Public School System, Long Branch Department of Recreation and the Coastal Monmouth Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse.
For upcoming information on car seat safety checks, call Monmouth at 732-923-6990.
For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, visit http://www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.
June 12 , 2012
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