Child Safety Seat Fitting
Valley Medical Center and Safe Kids of South King County host a free* service for the fitting of child safety seats on the second Wednesday of each month at the VMC north garage. This new car seat fitting station will help raise awareness and highlight the new child passenger safety law that went into effect on June 1, 2007.
* We do not give away car seats, but we will check your seat for recalls, conduct car-side education, and answer any car seat questions you may have.
Safety Seat Fitting Station Schedule
When: The second Wednesday of each month. Call 206.987.SAFE (7233) for appointment; allow 25 minutes per seat.
Time: 5 - 6:30 PM (Inspections are by appointment only.)
Where: The first floor of the north parking garage on the VMC campus
What to bring: Please remember to bring your car seat manual and your vehicle manual to the inspection.
Cost: Fitting are FREE by certified car seat technician. Donations are accepted.
View 2013 Car Seat Fitting schedule and alternate locations.
“Motor vehicle crashes are the most frequent cause of injury death for Washington children 0-17 years old,” says Kathy Kruger, Executive Director of the Washington State Safety Restraint Coalition. “About 45 percent of the children who died were unrestrained by a child safety seat or seatbelt at the time of their death.”
“We all want to be heroes for our children,” said Dr. Bob Thompson, VMC’s Director of physician recruitment and new program development. “This is a simple way for parents to invest a little time to prevent unnecessary injuries to our children.”
The station will be manned by certified car seat technicians. Please bring your vehicle manual and your car seat manual with you to the inspection site. Inspections are free, although donations are accepted. Technicians will also help in the fitting of booster seats.
For more information on child safety programs visit the Washington State Safety Restraint Coalition.