Child Safety Seat Check, Used Seat Collection Set for June 11 in Hughesville

PennDOT, the Community Traffic Safety Project, Safe Kids Lycoming County and the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department will host a free child safety seat inspection and used seat collection from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Hughesville fire hall, Railroad and Water streets, Hughesville. A $5 Burger King gift card will be given for each seat checked or turned in, while they last.

Parents and caregivers who transport children under eight years old can take advantage of certified child safety seat technicians at this check event. Each child safety seat may take up to 20 minutes to inspect for safe installation. Infant seats may take longer. Parents and caregivers are reminded to bring their child, their child seat and vehicle manuals to the check.

The seat collection is aimed at removing unsafe child safety seats from the community.

Child safety seats should no longer be used when they:

are six years old or older;

have been involved in a serious crash;

have missing parts or are broken or rusted;

have no model number or date of manufac ture;

are on a recall list or the manufacturer is no longer in existence.