Car crashes are the leading cause of death of children ages 3 to 14 and some estimates suggest as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are improperly installed.
Child safety seat inspections are a major thrust of Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18 to 24, so Lisa Pardi, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital, is leading a car seat check event for parents who may be especially vulnerable to errors in car seat installation – immigrants who speak English as a second language.
This Saturday, Sept. 17, Pardi will work with families at Asian Services In Action Inc., 730 Carroll St., in Akron from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The families scheduled for car seat checks include Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who speak in such languages as Karen, Burmese, Nepali, Mon and Hmong.
Interpreters will assist Pardi to make sure parents understand the correct way to buckle up their children based on their age, weight and height.
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