The Erie County Health Department’s child passenger safety program, Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB), provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible, low-income families in Erie County. The overall goals of this program are to increase the availability of child safety seats for families who could not otherwise afford them and to increase correct installation and proper use of child safety seats.
Through the coordinated efforts of a network of local certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, the OBB Program distributes child safety seats and booster seats and provides child passenger safety education.
ECHD also has certified car seat technicians on staff that can provide car seat checks for all area residents. To make an appointment call Amber Butts at 419-626-5623 ext. 5113.
If your family meets the income requirements above, you can register to receive a free car seat or booster seat. You will be required to watch an educational video and fill out an online form. Once you have submitted the form, a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will call to set up a time to pick up your car seat or booster seat.
Kids are only safe in a car when they are in the proper child restraint, used & installed correctly. Make sure your child is safe in his or her car seat:
At the end of the child restraint’s useful life, HCPH encourages you to dispose of it properly.