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Child Safety Seats

Why car-seats matter?

Unintentional injury like that sustained in a motor vehicle accident is the leading cause of death among children aged 1-14 in the U.S. Research indicates 86% of infants were improperly positioned in their car seat and another 77% of car-seats were installed incorrectly.

When used properly, child safety seats can reduce fatalities by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. 

How to choose the right seat.

Watch this short 1.5 minute video from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration on how to choose the right seat.

How do I know if my car-seat is Installed correctly?

Three Rivers District Health Department has certified technicians available for child safety seat inspections. Call your local center to schedule an appointment for an inspection.

Not able to see one of our technicians? Visit: Installation Help for instructional videos and help with installation.

Where can I buy a new car-seat?

Many large chain retailers carry a wide variety of car-seats for infants and children. 

Child safety seats and booster seats are also available, at a nominal fee, to parents and guardians that have legal residence inside our service area at your local health department.

If you are in need of a child safety seat, please contact your local health center and ask about our child safety seat program.

How can I find out if my car-seat has been recalled?

Make sure to register your car-seat with the manufacturer upon purchase. 

If you have not registered your car-seat, you can visit the National Transportation Safety Administration Website and register your car-seat to receive email notifications for recalls.