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Car seat clinic to be held in Timmins next Thursday

Residents will have the opportunity to do a safety check-up on their car seats.

The Porcupine Health Unit is holding their annual ‘Car Seat Safety Blitz’ a week from tomorrow at the CDSSAB Ambulance Bay in Timmins.

Public Health Nurse Chani Delorme says the clinic’s goal is to ensure car seats are installed safely for all families in the community, without the need for booking an appointment.

Delorme says most times parents and caregivers install seats correctly, but due to differences in car seats and manuals they may need extra help.

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She also mentions that car seat technicians at the blitz are all certified through the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada.

Delorme says last May in Timmins 34 seats were inspected and just under 80 per cent had at least one installation error, which most commonly was the seat not being secured tightly enough into the vehicle.

The free drop-in car seat inspections will take place rain or shine on Thursday, May 2nd from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.

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