Ohio State University and its memorable mascot are reminding parents about the importance of car-seat safety.

To that end, a free Buckle up with Brutus event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Scarlet parking lot at the Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus.

The OSU College of Medicine'sInjury Biomechanics Research Center will hold a car-seat installation and inspection event, staffed by certified child passenger safety technicians. Parent and caregivers can make sure their car seats are installed correctly, and a limited supply of free convertible and booster seats will be available to those who need one. Each visit will take about 30 minutes.

For more information, including a list of what to bring, go to buckleup.osu.edu/events.