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FORT MILL, S.C. -- NBC Charlotte is looking out for you with an important safety message for parents.

Statistics show proper car seat installation, or lack of a car seat all together, is responsible for the death and injury of thousands of children each year. Approximately 96 percent of parents believe their car seats are installed correctly, however research shows that seven out of ten children are either not securely fastened in their seat, or in a seat that s not properly installed.

Fort Mill based Britax, a manufacturer of car seats, is hosting at free car seat check Friday from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Safety technicians will check all brands of car seats and no appointment is necessary. Britax is located at 4140 Pleasant Road, Fort Mill.

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