Our Safe Travel For Kids!!™ outreach initiative motors on for a 13th year! Inspired by our relationship with Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC), GCADA celebrates National Child Passenger Safety Month each September by creating awareness for the best strategies to keep your children safe on the road as well as tips for the correct use of child restraint systems.
Watch for tips and information on our social media platforms, television public service announcements and be sure to scroll down to register for our annual safety seat giveaway. This year’s public safety announcement message features GCADA President Tim Sparks and Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center Dr. Rebeccah Brown bring parents tips for avoiding purchasing conterfeit child safety seats.
SEPTEMBER SAFETY SEAT GIVEAWAY
Each September we team with Evenflo and CCIC to bring our web visitors the opportunity to enter for a chance to win Evenflo® safety seats. This year, we offered families a chance to win either one of six Evenflo® Gold Revolve360™ Rotational All-in-One Car Seats or one of six Maestro™ Sport 2-in-1 Booster Seats through September 30.
Here is more information about each model:
Get ready for a major turning point in car seat innovatio! The Evenflo® Gold Revolve360™ Rotational All-in-One Car Seat. Once again, Evenflo is changing the game with a rotating car seat that makes getting your child in and out of the car a breeze (in all modes of use!).
Designed for kids weighing 4 – 120 lb, the Revolve360 grows with your child, offering 10 years of use
and 3 modes. Install it just once and you’re done, thanks to the Sure360™ Safety Installation System, featuring the LockStrong™ bar, which pulls down to lock the car seat base into place and Tether360™, which helps keep the seat positioned and secure in the car. Loaded with conveniences, the Revolve360 also surrounds your child with Gold-level comfort, superior quality, and premium finishes and fabrics.
Once you experience the bold moves and revolutionary design wrapped in Gold style, there’s really no
Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Rotational All-in-One Car Seat is a product of Evenflo, a trusted source of
precision-manufactured, high-quality children’s products for over 100 years. Our team takes a proactive
approach to the design of our premium collection of baby gear, delivering value and convenience with a
relentless focus on safety. If you need tips on ensuring the safest ride for your child, Evenflo Gold
Consumer Care is ready to guide you.
The Maestro™ Sport 2-in-1 Booster Seat offers two modes of forward-facing use. Accommodating children 22-110 lbs, stage one has a 5-point harness for children at least 2 years old, and stage two allows you to use the vehicle belt as a high back booster for children at least 4 years old. The up-front harness adjustment is centralized, making it easy to properly tighten the harness.
As they grow, the shoulder belt guide assists in positioning the vehicle’s belt across your child’s shoulder to provide optimal safety. Children appreciate the dual integrated cup holders to keep their snacks and drinks secure.
The removable, machine-washable seat pad allows for easy cleanup of any messes.
CREATE AN EMERGENCY CONTACT STICKER FOR YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY SEAT FOR EXTRA PROTECTION
Applying an emergency contact information ID sticker to a child’s safety seat provides extra protection.
First responders are trained to look for ID stickers should a driver become unresponsive following a motor vehicle accident. Stickers are simple to create and are an easy step you can take to protect a child’s future.
Click the image on the right to either print on a sticker or use as a template.
CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY RESOURCES
Check out great child seat installation tips from Angela and the team from the Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center.
|Begin with consulting your safety seat and vehicle owners’ manuals
|How to properly install a safety seat base
|Install a rear-facing convertible seat
|How to properly harness an infant in a safety seat
|How to properly adjust a child’s safety seat harness
|Install a forward-facing safety seat
|Harnessing a child in a forward-facing seat
|Securing your child in a booster seat
Scroll down to learn more about child restraint laws, area car seat fitting stations and other resources to ensure your’s and all children stay safe during every ride!
|CLICK HERE for a CHILD RESTRAINT SEAT GUIDE
|CLICK HERE FOR CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY SEAT FITTING STATIONS
|CLICK HERE for NHTSA SEAT RECALL INFORMATION
|CLICK HERE for the CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S CAR SEAT SAFETY GUIDE
The fine for violation of the Ohio Child Restraint and Booster Seat Laws is $25 – $75 for the first offense. The second offense is punishable by as many as 30 days in jail.
Relevant Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana child passenger safety laws follow.
SAFE KIDS Worldwide Ultimate Child Passenger Safety Guide
Our friends at Safe Kids Worldwide have created the Ultimate Car Seat Guide to help answer your questions about all things car and booster seats.
Ohio Child Restraint Law
Requires children up to 4 years old AND 40 pounds to be restrained in a child restraint seat that meets federal standards and is correctly used according to the manufacturer’s instructions
Ohio Booster Seat Law
Requires children over 40 pounds or ages 4 years up to 8 years old unless 4’9” to be restrained in a booster seat.
Did You Know…???
1. Nearly 75 percent of child passenger safety seats are incorrectly installed? Your child’s seat should not move more than an one inch at the belt path. Don’t give an inch when it comes to your child’s safety, consult your seat and vehicle’s owner’s manuals for proper instructions and remember professional installation assistance is just a phone call away.
2. A child must ride rear-facing until at least 1 year and 20 lbs. However, research indicates and the AAP recommends that children should ride rear-facing up to age 2 or to the upper weight and height limit of their car seat.
3. A child should ride in a child restraint with an internal harness as long as possible. Many seats can be used up to 50, 65, or 80 pounds with an internal harness. Some of these seats can then be used as a booster seat. These seats could be an excellent choice for a younger child that is either heavier or taller.
4. High back boosters are a good choice for transitioning a child from a child restraint to a booster seat especially if the child falls asleep in the car. The high back boosters might also offer protection if the vehicle has a side airbag as the high back booster with “side wings” helps to keep the child correctly positioned in the vehicle away from the window. Some of the high back boosters can become a no-back booster.
5. No back booster seats might be a good choice for an older child that does not want anyone to know that they are in a booster seat. It would also work well for a child that is in a carpool since it is lightweight and easy to transport. Parents/caregivers need to make sure that either a headrest or the vehicle seat back is adjusted so that the back of the child’s head is protected.
6. Booster seats must be used with both lap and shoulder belts!
7. Did you know that car seats expire? It is recommended to not use a car seat six years after the manufacturer date, unless otherwise noted by the manufacturer. Check with the manufacture before reusing the seat for another child.
Indiana Child Restraint Law
Requires all children less than eight years of age to be properly restrained in a federally approved child restraint system, which can include a belt positioning booster seat.
Kentucky Child Restraint Law
Requires children 40 inches or less to be restrained in a child restraint seat that meets federal standards and is correctly used according to the manufacturer’s instructions
Kentucky Booster Seat Law
Requires children between 40 and 50 inches tall and ages 6 or younger to be restrained in a booster seat.
ALWAYS FOLLOW MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS!
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