Media and Public Advisory
Toronto Area Child Seat Safety Coalition
Child Seat Inspection Clinic and Press Conference
Thursday April 22, 2010 8:30a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2525 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto (Wal-Mart)
Broadcast time: 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday April 21, 2010
On Thursday April 22, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. the Toronto Area Child Seat Safety Coalition will be conducting a child seat inspection clinic at 2525 St.Clair Ave. West in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
A new public awareness campaign regarding child seat safety will be launched during a 10:30 a.m. press conference by members of the coalition which includes the Ministry of Transportation, Toronto Police, Toronto Fire, Toronto Public Health and York Region Health.
No appointments are necessary for the clinic, but it is advised that vehicles arriving after 12:00 p.m. will be turned away.
It is estimated that 80 to 90 percent of all child seat installations are not done according to vehicle and manufacturer recommendations. The proper installation may greatly reduce the risk of injury or death to a child in the event of a collision.
The Toronto Police Service operates a local phone number, 416-808-1975, which provides information on inspection clinics. Other information can be found on our website, the Ministry of Transportation website and the City of Toronto website.
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