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North Shore Fire Recycled 170 Unsafe Car Seats During an Event Today

MILWAUKEE - North Shore Fire & Rescue teamed up with Safe Kids Wisconsin for the annual Car Seat Collection Day. Over 170 of old, used, and damaged car seats were collected for shredding between 10 a.m. and noon at the North Shore Fire House. The goal of today was to help get unsafe car seats out of use.

North Shore Fire wants to remind people that almost all car seats expire 6 years after production. All car seats also have an expiration date that can be found on the manufacturer's label. Car seats that have been involved in a car crash, purchased from a garage sale, recalled, or damaged in another way can be considered unsafe. Therefore, it's crucial to dispose of these properly.

Safe Kids Wisconsin's goal is to keep old, expired or damaged seats from being re-used. If someone missed the event today, they should dismantle the seat as much as possible before putting it into the trash. This can be done by cutting the harness and buckle strap out of the seat as well as removing the fabric cover.

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