Local manufacturer will play host for car-seat safety check

Dorel Juvenile Technical Center will host a car-seat safety check and family event from 1 to 5 p.m. June 17 at 2525 State St.

The Dorel Juvenile brand and Allstate Insurance Co. are introducing the “On the Road with Air Protect Tour” which is making stops across the country through August, beginning in Columbus.

At the June 17 event, there will be free inspections of any brand of child restraint by technicians from Safety 1st, a Dorel brand. A fire truck will be on site for kids to explore and demonstrations of the latest Safety 1st car seats will be offered.

Safety kits from Allstate will be distributed and refreshments will be available. There will be a check presentation to Foundation For Youth.

The companies are encouraging parents to bring unwanted, expired or unsafe car seats to the event to be recycled at Dorel’s manufacturing plant.