Car Seat Safety

Health Canada reports that car crashes are the number one cause of death for children aged one to nine. A correctly used car seat will reduce the likelihood of a child being injured or killed in a crash by 75 per cent. In fact, booster seats protect a child from serious injury 3.5 times better than when seat belts alone are used.

Car Seat Inspection Sessions

The Milton Fire Department has joined other community partners in providing car seat information and services to Milton residents. Our goal is to decrease injuries to children from riding unsafely in car seats through education, promotion and enforcement.

The Milton Fire Department will no longer be offering car seat inspections as of January 1st 2019.

Milton Fire Department collecting child car seats as part of recycling partnership

Thanks to a new partnership with a not-for-profit recycling company, used child car seats can be diverted from the landfill with help from the Milton Fire Department. Station No. 3 is collecting the seats, as part of this new initiative, in collaboration with Green Propeller.

Participants will need to pre-pay the recycling fee online ($13.25 for a car seat and $5 for a booster seat plus tax) before dropping off the seat at Milton Fire Department Headquarters/Station No. 3, 610 Savoline Blvd., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

There are currently one-quarter of a million car seats that end up in landfills across Ontario each year. Green Propeller provides an environmental friendly alternative to the landfills; however, they do not receive any funding for the recycling. The recycling fee represents the cost to collect, dismantle and recycle the child car safety seats. The fee also supports the Green Propeller's mandate to provide jobs for persons who identify as having a barrier to employment.

Car Seat Inspection Resources in Halton Region

For child car seat resources within Halton Region please call 311 or 905-825-6000.

There are also private companies that will check and install your car seats - look them up online.  Make sure they are qualified inspectors having been trained by either St. John Ambulance or Infant and Toddler Safety Association (ITSA).

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