• Bassett Medical Center Offers Child Car Seat Fittings

    Bassett Medical Center

    April 10, 2019

    Bassett Medical Center offers a nationally-certified car seat fitting station overseen by the State of New York. The car seat technicians at Bassett Medical Center work in collaboration with its Trauma Services Program to bring this service to residents to improve their child’s safety and to protect them in the event of a car accident.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. In 2016, 38 percent of children killed in car crashes were unrestrained; further, 74 to 90 percent of all car seats are used incorrectly. It is important not only that your child have a car seat, but that the car seat is fitted and used properly. A child unrestrained could be ejected from the vehicle if involved in a collision, or a child not properly restrained could end up tangled or stuck in their car seat. Proper car seat use will greatly reduce the risk of injury or death to your child in the event of a car accident.

    The car seat fitting station is open seven days a week by appointment only at Bassett Medical Center, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, N.Y. For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our nationally-certified technicians, call 607-547-3501.