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Child Safety Seat Checkup Event
Tyler County Booster - April 2009
On Monday, April 16, 2009, the Texas Agri Life Extension will conduct a child safety seat checkup event at Beall’s, 1121 S. Magnolia Ste 100, Woodville, Texas 75979. “More than four out of five car seats are used incorrectly,” Robin Leal said. For older children, booster seats are often overlooked. Far too few children ages 4 to 8 are restrained properly for their size and age. Only 10 percent to 20 percent of children ages 4 to 8 who should be using booster seats to protect them are actually in them. Certified child passenger safety technicians will go over the checkup form with parents and point out what is correct and incorrect with each child safety seat. They will then educate parents on how to properly install the child safety seat.. Inspections may take up to 30 minutes each, she said, depending on how many pointers are given to the parents Robin Leal said besides buckling a child in properly, The checkup event, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on April 16, is a community service. The Texas Agri Life Extension is working in conjunction with 4-H, Beall’s and the TEEA of Tyler County.. For more information on this event, please call Robin Leal at 409-283-8284.