For Immediate Release CONTACT: CHRISTINE MARGALIS (440) 350-2879
November 30, 2011 LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
LOW-COST BOOSTER SEATS AVAILABLE THROUGH
LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
The Lake County General Health District would like to remind Lake County families that backless booster seats are available to income-eligible families for the cost of $5.00 through the Health District’s Child Safety Seat program.
Supported by a generous grant received from the Western Reserve Junior Service League, the booster seat program will help parents provide a safe ride for their children who are over the age of four and weigh over 40lbs. Ohio law dictates that children must ride in booster seats while traveling in a vehicle until they are 8 years of age, or until they have reached 4’9” in height.
“Since seat belts are designed for adults, a booster seat is necessary to insure proper belt fit for children. When used with a booster seat, the shoulder belt will lie flat across the child’s shoulder, and the lap belt portion will sit snugly across the child’s upper thigh, not their stomach,” said Christine Margalis, Health Educator with the Lake County General Health District.
Funds collected through client fees will be used to sustain the program and purchase additional booster seats. In addition, low- cost child safety seats for children under the age of four are also available through the Health District’s program. For more information, or to see if you qualify for a low-cost child safety seat or booster seat, please call 440.350.2879.