September 22, 2011

National Child Passenger Safety Week Observed by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt


Did you know that nearly 85 percent of child restraints are used incorrectly? Sept. 18-24 is National Child Passenger Safety Week and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is observing the event by hosting free community car seat checks. The remaining check is Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lowe's in Gallatin (1301 Nashville Pike)

Children’s Hospital also provides free car seat check appointments throughout the year.

Trained car seat technicians will inspect your car seat and demonstrate correct installation and use. Appointments are located in the Safety Store at Children’s Hospital or at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, in partnership with the Vanderbilt University Police Department.

Please note, 48 hours notice for appointment scheduling is required. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are based on availability.

Please call 936-1869 to schedule an appointment. Appointments can also be scheduled online at: http://www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/interior.php?mid=8117.

For more information, please contact 936-SAFE (7233) or safekids@vanderbilt.edu.