According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 85% of children restrained in car seats are improperly buckled, and car crashes are the No. 1 killer of American children. In an effort to stop these preventable deaths, DaimlerChrysler now offers free car-seat inspections at the automaker's Five Star dealerships nationwide for all children--no matter what make or model of vehicle their parents drive. The initiative, a partnership between DaimlerChrysler, Fisher-Price and the National Safety Council, is dubbed "Fit for a Kid." More than 400 dealerships currently offer the service, with 1,000 planning to provide inspections by year's end. Fisher-Price offers safety tips and information about the Fit for a Kid service in all new car seats sold. The company also offers loaner seats to caregivers who find out their seats aren't safe, and it will sell seats at a discount to those who discover that they need new ones. The National Safety Council coordinates training and record keeping for the program.

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  • Publication Date: 2000-5


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  • Pagination: p. 8
  • Serial:
    • Consumers Digest
    • Volume: 39
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Consumers Digest Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0010-7182

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  • Accession Number: 00797032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 049
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2000 12:00AM