Experts: Child Hot-car Deaths More Common Than Expected

Hot Car Deaths

The news that two parents in separate incidents left their young child in a sweltering vehicle during a record heat wave stirred outrage.

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  • Hot-car deaths could happen to any parent, experts say
    The girl was the 18th child to die in a hot car so far this year ... third of child hyperthermia deaths are among children younger than 1. And while the circumstances are all different, Fennell said, most cases have one common thread: a changing routine.
    07/25/2014 - 4:26 pm | View Link
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    Now safety experts are pushing to prevent future deaths. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, that can be done using high tech solutions and common sense guidelines ... to parents’ phones if a child is left in a car that’s not ...
    07/21/2014 - 3:15 pm | View Link
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    Last year, 44 children died in the United States and about half of these incidents were because a caregiver simply forgot the child was ... more and more common, new products are coming on to the market and aimed at preventing deaths as well as injuries.
    07/16/2014 - 7:34 pm | View Link
  • What kind of person could forget a child in a hot car? Anyone, experts say
    “I don’t understand how anyone can forget they have a child in the car.” “Whatever happened to common sense?” The Canada Safety Council says that while no Canadian data is available, an average of 38 of these types of deaths occur each year from ...
    05/29/2014 - 12:27 am | View Link
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