• SOURCE: Safe Kids USA

Making Sure Your Car Seat is Ready for the Road



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ANCHOR LEAD: With so many safety features now available in both cars and car seats, parents are urged to make sure their kids are getting every advantage by taking the time for an annual car seat check-up. Brian Osuch has more. (:59) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. According to new data released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation, parents are making five critical, but fixable, mistakes when using car seats. Safe Kids President, Kate Carr. CUT: (Carr) Engineers are working hard to ensure cars and car seats are designed to keep kids as safe as possible. But it's up to every parent to take full advantage of these innovations by making sure car seats are used properly. SCRIPT: To support parents, Safe Kids and the General Motors Foundation have teamed up to ask every parent to perform an annual car seat checkup. General Motors Julie Kleinert. CUT: (Kleinert) The at-home checkup only takes 15 minutes and provides five tips to help parents ensure they're using the right seat, in the right place, in the right way. It's easy. But if you want more help, visit a Safe Kids car seat inspection in your area. SCRIPT: To download the at-home checklist or find an inspection event near you, visit Safe-Kids-dot-org. That's Newsbreak from Safe Kids Worldwide. I'm Brian Osuch.
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