Friday, September 14, 2012

Free car seat safety check event set for Sept 21

Come visit us at our headquarters in Charlotte, where a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will teach you the correct way to install your car seat, provide safety recommendations, and answer any questions you may have.

BRITAX Car Seat Check (all brands of seats welcome!!)

DATE: Friday, September 21, 2012

TIME: 8:00am until 11:30am

LOCATION: BRITAX USA Headquarters in Charlotte, NC (13501 South Ridge Drive, Charlotte, NC)


*No appointment necessary. Child safety seats from every manufacturer are welcome

Please help us keep babies and kids safe on the road, especially during this heavy family-travel season!

Statistic: Improper car seat installation - and lack of a car seat altogether - is responsible for the death and injury of thousands of children each year. Approximately 96 percent of parents believe their child seats are installed correctly. However, research shows that seven out of 10 children are either not securely fastened in their car seat or are in a car seat that is not properly secured to the vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Please visit our website for more information about this event:

2012 Checking Station Schedule:
*September 21, 2012: 8 am - 11:30 am
*November 16, 2012: 8 am - 11:30 am

NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, please call 704-409-1695 to confirm we are in operation that day.

About Sarah Tilton, BRITAX Child Passenger Safety Advocate (organizer of the Britax inspection station events)

As an active CPS Technician since 2002 and Instructor since 2004, Sarah is the spokesperson for BRITAX within the advocacy community participating in child passenger safety activities at a local, state and national level.

Sarah serves on the new product development, technical writing and marketing teams at BRITAX. In addition, she managed and developed the training curriculum for the BRITAX Consumer Services department, assisted with the development and implementation of the BRITAX ISO Quality Management System and organized and implemented a permanent checking station at BRITAX during her nine years with the company.

Sarah is currently active with the Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg coalition and is a member of the North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Training Committee.