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Three out of four kids’ car seats are not used correctly

Car seat clinic offers free checks

Using the correct restraints reduces infants’ fatalities by 71 percent and toddlers’ fatal injuries by 54 percent in passenger cars. Install your car seat for infants and young children and then have our certified technicians check the safety and fit of the seat in your car. The next car seat checks will be from 3-6 p.m. Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 19 or April 16 at the Gold Cross Ambulance Garage, 2800 7th Street North, St. Cloud. This is a free service.

The goal of this car seat check is to:

Teach you how to install your car seat properly every time;

Make sure you feel comfortable with the installation of the seat;

Provide you with education and knowledge to protect your child.

We ask that you have the car seat installed to the best of your ability before coming to the clinic. Also, it is recommended that you bring the following to your appointment:

The manual for your car seat;

The manual for your vehicle;

If possible, the infant/child who will use the car seat.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (320) 656-7021.