Wood Co. DHHR to host free car seat inspections on June 5 in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Wood County Division of Health and Human Resources will host a free Car Seat Inspections on Monday, June 5, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 P.M., at the Wood Co. DHHR Office, at 400 5th Street in Parkersburg.

The car seat inspections will be completed by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.

According to statistics from the Child Passenger Safety Program of West Virginia, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1-13 in the U.S., and nationally, 80% of child safety seats are installed or used incorrectly.

For more information on the Car Seat Inspection event, call Wood County DHHR at: 304-420-2560.

To learn how to properly install and use child safety seats, click the link titled "The 5 E's - Child Passenger Safety Info" in the "Related Links" section of this story.

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