Safety Announcements and Recalls
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: cpsc.gov
Product Safety Hotline: 800-638-2772
- Search for Recalled Products: babycenter.com/recall
Preventing Injuries & Selecting Safe Products: safekids.org
Car Seat Installation Inspection
Do you think your child’s carseat is installed correctly? Did you know 3 out of 4 carseats are not used correctly? (safercar.gov) You can get the installation of your carseat inspected for free by appointment, by a trained CPST (Carseat Passenger Safety Technician) at a variety of locations such as police stations, fire departments, or CHP offices. CPSTs have 30+ hours of training in carseat and booster seat installation and use, so even if you think your carseat is installed right, a CPST may be able to identify impovements you could make to your carseat installation to better protect your child from harm in an auto accident.
The inspection stations nearest to Folsom/El Dorado Hills are:
- AAA Folsom – Marie Punzal: 916-351-2629
- El Dorado Hills Fire Department – Carmen Stiern: 916-933-6623
- Granite Bay Fire Department – Patrick Antuzzi: 916-791-7059
- Roseville Fire Department – Call for appointment: 916-774-5800
- Placerville CHP – Dan Stark: 530-622-1110
- AAA Placerville – Joshua Nave: 530-295-6605
Or, for more comprehensive lists, see the following
- Greater Sacramento Area Inspection Stations (UC Davis Medical Center’s List, PDF)
- NHTSA’s “official” Inspection Station Locator
Availability of appointments may vary greatly between agencies depending on how many trained techs they have and their schedules, so you may want to consider contacting more than one agency if you are having trouble finding an appointment that fits your schedule or timeframe.
CA Carseat Laws
Did you know in the state of California, children are usually required to be in a carseat or a booster until they are eight years old? Learn the rules and exceptions here: carseatlaws.com/california-car-seat-law
The Right Type & Fit
Did you know the Folsom Fire Department has a lifejacket loaner program, and you can borrow lifejackets for free?
The Folsom Police Department has a thorough list of suggested supplies you might want to consider having on hand to be prepared for for natural disasters or other emergencies.