Does your car seat fit prop­erly?

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION /NEWS -

Up to 85 per­cent of Porirua car seats may not be prop­erly fit­ted, a re­cent free clinic has found.

Mana Par­ents Cen­tre ran the Car Seat Clinic on June 22 at Mitre 10 Mega.

Of the 25 child re­straints checked, only three did not need ad­just­ments and those three had all been re­cently fit­ted by qual­i­fied tech­ni­cians.

A cou­ple of re­straints needed com­plete re­in­stal­la­tion, in­clud­ing one in a grand­par­ent’s ve­hi­cle that was very poorly fit­ted.

Mana MP Kris Faafoi and his two boys were among those who at­tended. Their car seats needed mi­nor ad­just­ment to the height of the shoul­der straps, but Faafoi was very glad to know the boys were safe.

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