Free car-seat safety checks at Dorel Station

The Dorel Juvenile Group Permanent Fit Station is accepting appointments to check and make necessary adjustments to child car seats. In addition, the technician will answer parent and caregiver questions about car seat safety.

As temperatures drop, Hoosiers put on thick winter coats to stay warm outside. But some coats could leave the car seat straps too loose to be effective. Both children and adults are urged to remove puffy or bulky coats once reaching the car. Once strapped in, children can use blankets or slide coats over their arms backwards to stay warm in the car.

Car seat inspection stations are offered free of charge with support from federal funds, Indiana’s Automotive Safety Program and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

The Dorel Fit Station is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the company’s Columbus location, 2525 State St., said Janet Putney, Safe Kids Bartholomew County coordinator

Appointments can be made by calling Dorel at 812-314-4440.