Malcolm Flynn | Jul 25, 2012

Holden’s ‘Buckle Up Kids’ program has found that a worrying 90 percent of child restraints inspected this year are not correctly fitted.

Launched in February last year, the program aims to help educate parents and care-givers on correct child restraint fitment, and is not exclusive to Holden owners.

Participants are offered a full inspection of their child restraints by a professional fitter, with feedback and instructions offered if any adjustments are required.

The free service has inspected more than 250 child restraints this year in Victoria and South Australia, with Queensland due to be added this month.

“Fitters tell us the most common problems they observe requiring attention are the correct fitting and adjustment of the harness straps, anchor (tether) strap, and seat belts,” Holden’s Kristi Beaglehole said.

Holden's 'Buckle Up Kids' service is available to owners of all vehicles, Holden-badged or otherwise. The service will have a professional fitter on hand to give parents easy-to-follow instructions.

Child care centres in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland can book a Buckle Up Kids event by contacting Holden directly.

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