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Car seat round-up brings in over 400 outdated car seats

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

A shocking amount of parents are unknowingly using outdated car seats for their children.

So in an effort to get old car seats out of circulation, Safe Kids Adams County held their annual car seat round up today.

Nearly 400 old and broken car seats were thrown into a dumpster today in the Kohl's shopping center parking lot.

Officials say one man from Plymouth even brought in 67 car seats from his entire town.

Each person that donated a car seat received ten dollars in kohl's cash for each seat thanks to the kohl's cares program.

"Kohl's is just happy to help with this event, and it's just a pleasure to see so many of these car seats come off so that children's life isn't at risk, by being in these car seats," said Jo Baxter, Kohl's customer care associate.

Safe Kids Adams County officials say car seats have a six-year life expectancy, and seats older than that that have been kept in good condition are still not safe.

The Quincy Fire Department and Allied Waste also took part in today's car seat roundup.

 

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