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Lourdes Center for Family Health to Hold a Child Safety Seat Event

BINGHAMTON, NY - Lourdes services in cooperation with the Broome County Traffic Safety Program, the Broome County Sheriff's Department and the New York State Police will be holding a Child Safety Seat Check Event in conjunction with their anniversary celebration.

The event will take place in the parking lot of Lourdes Center for Family Health located at 303 Main Street, Binghamton, Saturday, September 8th, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 80% of parents in the United States are incorrectly using their child safety seats. In Broome County, the rate of car seat misuse is well over 70%. This event will include free child safety seat installations by certified child passenger safety technicians, as well as free educational materials and guidance on child safety seats.

Families that are interested should bring their child safety seat(s), their child/children, and the vehicle the child safety seat will be installed into. Inspections will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about this event, please call Christine Muss at 607.778.2807.