Media Release: Evenflo and Dayton Children's celebrates child passenger safety week and new booster seat law

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Event to feature keynote speaker Senator Shannon Jones, booster seat giveaways to families

09-15-2009 (Dayton, OH) -

WHO:

Senator Shannon Jones
Lindsay Harris, Vice President of Engineering, Evenflo
Jessica Saunders, Safe Kids Greater Dayton and Dayton Children's
City of Miamisburg Fire Department

WHAT:

On the heels of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Evenflo is hosting a free car seat check event to celebrate Ohio's new booster legislation that goes into effect on October 7. Newly appointed Ohio Senator Shannon Jones, who wrote the legislation, will be on site to discuss the new law. Currently, 47 states enforce a Booster Seat Law which requires every child under eight years old to ride in a booster seat or other appropriate child safety seat unless the child is 4-foot-9-inches tall.

According to NHTSA, four out of five car seats are installed improperly. Child Passenger Safety technicians will be on hand at Evenflo headquarters from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm to check parents' vehicles for properly installed car seats , provide demonstrations and answer questions.

The first 30 families at the event with a child that is at least 3 years old, between 40-100 pounds and up to 57 inches will receive a free, brand new Evenflo Amp Booster Seat. Child must be present to receive the free AMP Booster Seat. Evenflo reserves the right to determine who will receive each Amp Booster Seat.
There will also be a demonstration illustrating proper usage of the booster seat.

WHEN:

Friday, September 18
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
*Press conference with Senator Shannon Jones from 10:00 am - 10:30 am.

WHERE:

Evenflo Company, Inc.
225 Byers Road
Miamisburg, OH 45342

HOSTED BY:

Evenflo Company, Inc.
AAA
Safe Kids Greater Dayton
The Children's Medical Center of Dayton

For more information, contact:
Marketing Communications Department
Phone: 937-641-3666
marketing@childrensdayton.org

 

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