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Hempstead offers free car seat check

About 447,000 Dorel infant car-seat carriers are being

About 447,000 Dorel infant car-seat carriers are being recalled after dozens of reports of the child-restraint handle coming loose. At least three babies have suffered injuries, including bumps, bruises and a head injury. Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Town of Hempstead has announced its spring schedule for its free Child Car Seat Safety Check Program.

Certified child passenger safety technicians will inspect and install car seats and instruct residents on proper installation.

Appointments, which must be scheduled in advance, take around 30 minutes and can be made by calling the town’s Department of Public Safety at 516-538-1900, ext. 217, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Most appointment dates will take place at Speno Park, 745 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow, with select dates at Veterans Memorial Park, 1700 Prospect Ave., East Meadow. Inspections will be conducted from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit the town child seat inspection site here for the complete schedule or to reserve an appointment online.

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