Safety Resources

Car Safety Seat Guide

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a list of carseats, manufacturers, and pricing information, available on the website
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/csr2001/csrhtml/index.html

Car Seat Inspection Sites

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has identified places where car seats may be checked to assure correct installation.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm

Child Passenger Safety Laws

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/outreach/stateleg/childpass.htm

Children’s Mercy Hospital Car Seat Program

Nearly 80% of child safety seats are incorrectly installed, leading to thousands of preventable injuries each year. The best seat for your child is one that fits the child and fits the car and one that the child rides in each and every time.

The Car Seat Program Information
On-site child safety inspections by appointment Monday and Tuesday afternoons

  • Parent’s/Caregivers may call the Nurse Information Line 816-234-3700 and the staff will make an appointment.
  • Parents/caregivers may e-mail Phyllis Larimore plarimore@cmh.edufor an ‘off-site’ inspection (satellite clinic location).

Families need to bring child, child safety seat, and manufacture instructions for car seat and vehicle. They should park in the Garage, come to the reception desk and request that Phyllis Larimore, Beeper number 816-821-8099 be notified of their arrival. The inspection will include a safety check of the child safety seat: ‘recall’ status; review of its crash history, missing or broken parts, date of manufacture and the ‘fit’ of the child.

Car Seat Program, Children’s Mercy Hospital
Phyllis Larimore, program coordinator
2401 Gillham Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-234-1607
plarimore@cmh.edu
http://www.childrensmercy.org/Content/view.aspx?id=2491

One Minute Safety Seat Checklist

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/safetycheck/minuteChecklist/index.htm

Safety Seat Recall List

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/childseat.cfm