JOPLIN, MO---Monday the Joplin Police Department along with the Alliance of Southwest Missouri will have a free car seat check. Certified officers will inspect your car seat to make sure it is properly installed. Patrol Bureau Corporal Andy Blair says they will also check to make sure the seats aren't expired and that there is no recalls on them.
Blair says there is a huge number of injuries of car seats not being used properly. He says, "They can show up with the car seat already installed and we will double check and make sure it is good to go. If they show up without it installed, we will install it for them and on top of that we like to show the parents and those people that are there guardians of the people who have car seats in their vehicle, how to properly install that in case they have to move it to another vehicle."
This car seat check will be from 9-11:30am at Con-Way in Joplin, located at 4701 East 32nd Street.
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