For immediate release September 21, 2020
HALIFAX, NS—September 20-26, 2020 is Child Passenger Safety Week (CPSW) across Atlantic Canada. The purpose of CPSW is to bring attention to the importance of safely transporting children. This year’s theme—“The Right Seat”—is meant to empower parents and caregivers to properly buckle their child in the right seat for their age and stage, on every ride.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and serious injury for children in Canada, and using the right seat car seat or booster seat is the best way to protect a child in the car. Child Safety Link (CSL), the injury prevention program at the IWK Health Centre, is there to help parents navigate the world of car seats with how-to videos, fact sheets and checklists.
“Parents and caregivers are more connected than ever before,” explains Katherine Hutka, Health Promotion Specialist, Child Passenger Safety for CSL. “They want to know how they can best protect their children. We get questions from the public every day about how to use car seats and booster seats safely.”
CSL shares these top tips for keeping kids safe in the car:
Parents and caregivers are invited to visit www.childsafetylink.ca where they will find child passenger safety information for every age and stage of child, including helpful fact sheets on each kind of car seat, checklists and instructional videos. Follow Child Safety Link on Facebook and Twitter to stay connected with the latest news, trends and recalls pertaining to child passenger safety.
For more information on any of these resources, please contact Child Safety Link at 1-866-288-1388 extension 1 (toll-free in Atlantic Canada), or email email@example.com.
Health Promotion Specialist - Child Passenger Safety, Child Safety Link
Phone: (902) 470-7324