Media Contact: Tiffani Nichols, Scottsdale Fire Department
(480) 312-1816 office or PIO pager (602) 229-9640
Each year, approximately 1,800 children who are less than 14 years of age lose their lives as the result of a motor vehicle crash. Another 280,000 children are injured.
Child safety seats, when properly installed, save lives. A study released by the National Safe Kids Campaign, however, reports that at least 85 percent of the 17,500 seats inspected were installed incorrectly. The most common misuses were the safety belt not holding the seat tightly and harness straps not being used properly.
Scottsdale Public Safety offers seat inspections on the second and fourth Saturday morning of each month by appointment only. Upcoming events include Feb. 13 and 27, March 13 and 27 and April 10. To schedule an appointment, call (480) 312-BABY.
Please note: child safety seat checks are not offered at Scottsdale fire stations without an appointment.
For additional information including a list of frequently asked questions, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/Child_Safety_Seat_Inspection.