Thursday, March 21, 2013

PGPD Finds High Number of Improperly Installed Child Car Seats

The Prince George’s County Police Department conducted a car seat check in Mount Rainier hosted by the Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Parents and guardians were invited to get their children's car seats or boosters inspected for proper usage.  Of those inspected, technicians discovered that 90 percent were incorrectly installed or had been recalled by the manufacturers.  

Ensuring that children travel safely is a priority for the PGPD.  Three more car seat checks are already scheduled.  Several more will be added to this list.  Please mark your calendars. 

When:   May 8, 2013
Time:    11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where:  Ourisman Chrysler Jeep Ram Dealership
            2404 Crain Highway
            Bowie, MD

When:   May 11, 2013
Time:    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where:  Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union
            15201 Hall Road
            Bowie, MD

When:   June 1, 2013
Time:    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where:  Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union
            6985 Muirkirk Meadows Road
            Beltsville, MD

All of the events are free and open to the public.  All car seats must be installed upon arrival.  Appointments are not necessary.  Each car seat check takes about 30 minutes. If possible, please bring the manufacturer’s manuals for the vehicle and car seat.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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