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Child Car Seat Safety Inspections and Child Fingerprinting – May 23

Kent State University’s Employee Wellness office is pleased to co-host its spring car seat safety inspection from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at Kent State’s Child Development Center parking lot located at 775 Loop Road, Kent.

Statistics show that four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. Keep your child safe by making sure your child's car seat is properly installed. If you have more than one car seat or base, feel free to have them each inspected. You do not have to have your child with you for the inspection, but they are welcome to attend.

In addition, Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection (GASP) will be attending this event.  GASP will be providing free digital fingerprinting and ID on a disc. The disc will include photos, video with voice, digital fingerprints, along with other pertinent information. No registration is required to take advantage of the GASP fingerprinting and ID disc offer. Children will need to be present for the digital fingerprinting. There is no cost for this service

Certified child passenger safety technicians from the Portage County Health Department will conduct the child car seat inspections. Kent State Police Department representatives also will be on hand to answer any safety-related questions you may have. Additionally, there will be a small health fair with representatives from local health and wellness service providers.

We encourage you to reserve your appointment today for your car seat inspection. Individuals without an appointment will be accommodated as time permits on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is sponsored by Kent State University Employee Wellness, Kent State Police Department and Portage County Health Department. The car seat safety inspections and GASP fingerprinting and ID are open to Kent State employees, students and the surrounding community.

For questions regarding this event, contact Employee Wellness at wellness@kent.edu.