Child Safety Seat Program

The Morrow County Health District is the local distribution site for the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Child Safety Seat Program. The Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program is made possible through the purchase of child safety seats by the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio law mandates the fine money from violations of Ohio’s Child Restraint Law be used for occupant protection education and to provide car seats to families who cannot afford them.

We are proud to say that we currently employ a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians to facilitate the program. These technicians are available to assist with child safety seat questions and to check the installation of the seat for the safety of your child.

Program Eligibility
A parent or guardian is eligible to receive a child restraint system-convertible, combination, or booster seat if they are a WIC or Medicaid client. The parent or guardian must complete a car seat application and attend an educational session on proper use and installation of the child safety seat. The educational training reviews proper installation and use of child restraints, as well as car seat laws in Ohio.

How can I get a car seat or booster seat?
Call the Health District at (419) 947-1545 x 322 and ask to speak to a registered car seat technician.

Do you need help installing your car seat?
An approximate four out of five car seats are not used correctly. Don’t let your child be one of them! We can help you install your car seat correctly in your vehicle. Through car seat checks, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians are able to help parents learn to use their car seat so that their child is properly protected. These specially trained technicians also provide parents with the most reliable up-to-date safety information available regarding car seats, including recall information and proper seat use. It is important that parents direct their questions about car seats to a Certified Car Seat Technician; salespeople or even police officers may not have current information about car seat safety.Call ahead for an appointment.

How can I find out if my car seat has been recalled?
To find out if your car seat has been recalled, please visit the Child Safety Seat Recalls Web Page on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Web Site at www.nhtsa.gov.

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