Press Release- Free Car Seat Event

8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with McHenry County Safe Kids and Harvard Police Department will host a unified child safety seat check event on Sunday, August 18th. This free event is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Harvard Wal-Mart, 21101 McGuire Road, Harvard, IL.

Child Passenger Seat Safety technicians will be available to educate and assist parents and caregivers with the correct installation and use of child safety seats in their vehicles. Technicians at the event will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding child passenger safety recommendations.

 Events such as these are designed to increase awareness and the proper use of child safety seats. When used correctly, child safety seats are one of the most important tools to safeguard children travelling in motor vehicles. Involvement in traffic crashes is a leading cause of death and serious injury to children under the age of 16. Proper use of child safety seats is one of the simplest yet most conscientious ways parents and adult caregivers can reduce the likelihood of children being injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes.

No registration or appointment is necessary to participate, but parents are asked to bring the following to the event:

 The child who will be using the safety seat.

  • The vehicle in which the child safety seat will be installed and the owner's manual for the vehicle.
  • The child safety seat to be used.
  • The user's guide or owner's manual that was provided with the child safety seat.


For additional information on child passenger safety and where to locate other child safety seat events near you, visit the McHenry County Safe Kids website


Location:                                                                    When:

Harvard Wal-Mart                                                      Sunday, August 18th, 2019

21101 McGuire Road                                                 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Harvard, IL                           



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