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Child Pass Safety PhotoThe Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) Program 

The OBB Program provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible, low income families in all Ohio counties.The overall goals of this program are to increase the availability of child safety seats for families who could not otherwise afford them to increase installation and proper use of child safety seats.

Erie County residents, who are eligible, can receive a free car seat through the Erie County Health Department. 

Requirements for the OBB Program:

*Meet income guidelines (income must be within Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program guidelines, although the recipient does not need to be enrolled in the WIC Program).

*Have, or be the legal guardian of a child between 5 and 65 pounds for a convertible car seat or between 40 pounds (and be too tall for a convertible) and 100 pounds for a booster seat. Or be pregnant.: We DO NOT provide infant carrier car seats.

*Attend educational class, provided by Child Passenger Safety Technicians and complete necessary paperwork (about 30-60 minutes long).

*Be an Erie County resident.

*You must have an appointment.

The Erie County Health Department also conducts car seat checks for all Erie County residents, by appointment only.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Sarah Hopperton (OBB Coordinator) at 419-626-5623 ext 198.