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Burlco Sheriff Jean Stanfield Announces Additional Free Child Safety Seat Checks
 
04/22/2016 02:46 PM

Checks to Be Offered Throughout the County

Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield announced that her department will be taking their child safety seat checks on the road by offering checkpoints in multiple municipalities to extend services to more residents.

The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department will hold additional checkpoints where parents and caregivers can go to ensure their child safety seats are installed properly. 

“In addition to the checkpoints we hold at the County Administration Building each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department has additional checkpoints planned around the county,” said Sheriff Stanfield. “Our goal is to provide busy parents with essential services when and where it is most convenient for them.”

The first checkpoint will be held Saturday, April 30th at the Medford Lakes Fire House and the last on Saturday, June 18th in Riverton. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, April 30
Medford Lakes Fire House
10 Stokes Road
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 30
YMCA
59 Centerton Road
Mount Laurel
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 22
Endeavor Emergency Squad
1309 Rancocas Road
Burlington
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 18
Barclay Group
202 Broad Street
Riverton, NJ
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Our Child Passenger Safety Seat Program conducts hands-on training for parents and caregivers to ensure that their children’s safety seats are properly installed,” Sheriff Stanfield continued. “The Sheriff’s Department Child Safety Seat Team consists of State Certified Technicians who also check all child seats for safety concerns and recalls.”

The Burlington County Child Passenger Safety Program has inspected over 14,000 child safety seats since its start sixteen years ago.

“According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, research on the effectiveness of child safety seats shows their use can reduce fatalities for children under one-year-old by 71% and for toddlers (ages 1-4) by 54%.” Sheriff Stanfield added. “If used properly a child safety restraint can reduce the need for hospitalization among children 4 years of age and under by 69%.”

For more information please call the Child Safety Seat Information Line (609-265-5221) or visit the Burlington County webpage.

 
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