Car seat clinic could be cancelled due to air quality

Car Seat Clinic (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. – PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend’s quarterly car seat clinic is set for this Saturday, but could be cancelled because of poor air quality.

For now, the event, run by Safekids West Oregon, would like to invite the community to the clinic this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

At the free clinic, families can have a medical professional make sure their car seat is installed correctly.

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Families can have their questions answered, and get a car seat with a donation.

According to one car seat technician, more than 70 percent of people install car seats incorrectly.

“It's not the fault of the parent, it's not the fault of the people who are trying to put them in there, they're just complicated to put in. There's different steps, different cars, different seats, different locations, there's a lot of things that can go wrong,” said Dr. Garret Zallen, Director of Pediatric Surgery at Peacehealth.

According to Zallen, he sees mostly minor problems, but sometimes major problems, like car seats not all-the-way attached to the car.

Visit Safekids West Oregon’s Facebook page to see if this Saturday’s clinic becomes postponed due to poor air quality.

If you miss the event, these clinics are held monthly at the Eugene Springfield fire station No. 2.

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