Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Car Seat Safety Check

October 13, 2012

WHAT:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts Car Seat Safety Check 

WHEN:
Saturday, October 13, 2012 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Kohl’s
3360 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43202

WHO/WHY:
Car seats save lives and they save children’s lives. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 75 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly.

K.I.S.S. Your Kids (Kohl’s Is Sold on Safety) – a community education program of Nationwide Children’s Hospital – is sponsoring a free car seat check at which specialists will be on site teaching parents how to install their child’s car seats correctly.

Drive-ins are welcome, however, it is recommended and encouraged to reserve a spot as a limited number of checks are available. To sign-up for the car seat safety check, visit NationwideChildrens.org/KISS.

About K.I.S.S. Your Kids:
K.I.S.S. Your Kids (Kohl’s Is Sold on Safety) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a seasonal community education program to promote the prevention of the most common injuries seen in the emergency department at the hospital – injuries that are leading causes of death for kids and parents. It is generously sponsored by Kohl’s Cares®, and features seasonal coloring contests, an interactive video game, safety tips for parents and kids, injury prevention and treatment charts, car seat safety checks and activity books.

Contact prior to event: 
Media Relations, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (614) 519-5130

Contact at event:
Jeannie Desanto and Julia Painter, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Community Education

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.