Car Seat Program

Scottsbluff Fire along with Scottsbluff Police currently host a car seat check every last Saturday of the month from 9 AM - 12 PM. These events are located at The Scottsbluff Public Safety Building which is located at 1801 Ave B in Scottsbluff. If you are not able to attend one of these event, please call (308)630-6265 to make other arraignments. The Scottsbluff Fire Department supports and is an active member of Safe Kids Scotts Bluff County.

2017 Car Seat Check Events

March 25*
April 29
May 20*
June 24
July 29
August 26
September 30
October 28
November 18*
December 16*
*dates do not fall on the last Saturday of the month due to Holiday weekend conflict. 

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.
 
Safe Kids Worldwide was founded in 1987 as the National SAFE KIDS Campaign by Children's National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson. There is no one device or solution to prevent effectively all types of accidental childhood injuries. Instead, Safe Kids combines several factors to create programs that reduce injuries:
 
The members of Safe Kids Worldwide:
 
Empower local communities to prevent accidental injuries by building grassroots coalitions.
Generate national awareness of the burden of accidental injuries.
Encourage sound research on leading injury risks and critically evaluate solutions.
Pass and improve child safety laws and regulations.
Provide lifesaving devices such as child safety seats, helmets and smoke alarms to families who need them.
Promote global corporate leadership in child safety through effective and sustainable partnerships.
Although injury is a threat to children everywhere, significant progress has been made to reduce the risks. This progress must continue, and the lessons learned from years of injury prevention work must be adapted to help create a safety culture in every country where it is sorely lacking.
 
Fore more information on the Car Seat Program, please follow this link: http://safekidsnebraska.org/local/scottsbluff/index.html

NEWEST RECALLS

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Self-installing infant Seat

On some seats the hooks locking the carrier into base have been improperly riveted, causing them to stick and fail to attach to the car seat base. No injuries have been reported. Affected customers will receive a replacement carrier at no charge.

To determine if carrier is affected, customers must have 9-digit serial number (see label located on base of carrier underneath the bar code). Consumers can enter this on the 4moms website or have it when calling customer service.

While waiting for replacement customers should double-check that the seat is properly locked into the base by pulling up on the carrier handle to ensure it's secure. If able to lift the carrier out of it's base without first manually disengaging the coupling hook, they can either manually intall the seat via a carrier-only installation, or discontinue using the car seat until their replacement arrives.

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Hybrid LX 3-in-1

In a crash, center adjusters may detach in harnessed mode with a child weighing more than 40 pounds. There have been no reports of injuries to children.

This recall is very specific and covers only seats purchased at Walmart and at Military Exchange. To be included, the specific model number and serial number must match. Affected seats will be replaced free of charge.

For the complete list of recalls, click here, or visit https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues


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