A free car seat safety checkup will be held this Saturday, March 2, from 10 to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at the Mercy Medical Building South, 901 Patients First Drive in Washington (formerly the Patients First building).

Children’s car and booster seats are designed specifically to protect babies, toddlers and children from injury or death in case of an accident, yet four out of five car seats are installed improperly.

The best way to ensure proper installation is to have a child’s safety seat installed or checked by a certified technician. Certified technicians are available by appointment at Mercy Hospital Washington and some fire departments.