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Buckle Buddies Launches Car Safety Seat Recycling Program
04/08/2013
Children’s Hospital partners with EdVenture, SC Safe Kids and Keep the Midlands Beautiful

EVENT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s Buckle Buddies child passenger safety program is piloting a project to get used car safety seats out of circulation and keep them out of landfills. As part of the project’s launch, a special car seat collection initiative will be held during Family Night at EdVenture on Tuesday, April 9. Each person who brings a car seat to be recycled will receive one free admission to EdVenture, valid April 9 only. A Buckle Buddies free car seat safety check also will be held during the event.

WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TIME: 5-7 p.m.

PLACE: EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St.

ABOUT: How do you know if your car seat is due to be recycled?
1. Was it involved in an accident? Car seat manufacturers recommend the disposal of your car seat if it is involved in a car accident.
2. Is it expired? Check the manufacturing date on the sticker on your seat. The standard is six years unless specifically stated otherwise by your manufacturer.
3. Is your child too big for the seat and you don't have any other children in your household who will use the seat? Buckle Buddies doesn’t recommend passing along used seats to anyone, even family or close friends.

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About Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital was South Carolina’s first pediatric hospital and celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Each year, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital treats more than 80,000 sick and injured children. As a major pediatric referral center, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital maintains more than 30 medical subspecialties devoted strictly to children. For more information, visit PalmettoHealth.org/ChildrensHospital.