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Health Unit Staff Checking Car Seats Before Long Weekend in Safety Blitz

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The Porcupine Health Unit is improving safety for children and families with its Car Seat Safety Clinics.

This past weekend health unit staff were on hand at the Kapuskasing fire hall for its annual safety blitz.

One of the unit’s coordinators, Nicole Ethier says most of, if not all vehicles, have at least one error in installation.

Ethier says last week’s blitz in Timmins examined 21 vehicles, all of which had at least one mistake as well.

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She says errors are so common because of how many different makes of cars and car seats are available.

The Porcupine Health unit has reported car crashes are the leading cause of death and serious injury in children.

You can schedule an appointment any time with your local health unit.

The appointments are free and usually take about a half hour to complete.

You can find additional contact information and resources here.

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