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News Release

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Media Relations

“Kaitlyn’s Law” – Don’t Leave Children in Hot Vehicles Child Car Seat Safety NA16191lp

WHAT:
Press Conference

WHEN:
Saturday, September 10, 2016
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

WHERE:
Babies R Us
(Parking Lot)
7886 Van Nuys Blvd
Panorama City, CA 91402

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Department, Captain Beverly A. Lewis, Valley Traffic Division
Los Angeles Police Department Detective III Bill Bustos, Valley Traffic Division
Helen Arbogast, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Jimmy Valenzuela, City of Los Angeles Housing and Planning
Babies-R-Us, Store Manager, Shane Askin

WHY:
On September 10, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Valley Traffic Division and certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will give free car seat inspections and provide education to parents and caregivers. This event is to raise awareness for National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 18-24) and to stress the importance of the correct installation of car seats. Technicians will provide tips on choosing the right seat for your child and will show how to install them correctly.

Car seats, booster seats and seat belts are often used incorrectly. In 2014 every 33 seconds there was one child under 13 years of age involved in a car crash.

Car seat check-up event is from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. (By appointment only 818-994-2006)

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Sergeant Stephen Egan, Valley Traffic Division at (818) 644-8146.

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