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 automobiles pose danger to children - FOX 10 WALA
    ... says many parents think a "hot car" death could never happen to their child. ... each year in the U.S. from heat-related deaths. Experts say ...
    08/23/2016 - 7:03 am | View Link
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  • Experts urge safety as hot car deaths surge
    On National Child Vehicular Heat Stroke Prevention Day on Wednesday, organizers wanted to stress how little time it takes for a child’s life to be in danger. A car left in the sun can see the temperature rise from 60 degrees to 110 degrees in about 20 ...
    06/8/2016 - 9:28 am | View Link
  • Safety experts urge parents to check child seats for mistakes
    If you can’t pinch the strap together, it’s tight enough. “If those harnesses are not tight enough, that child can come right out of the car seat,” Craft said. Another common mistake parents make is hanging dangling toys, designed to entertain a child.
    03/22/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Half of babies are at risk of suffocating in their sleep because of loose quilts, pillows and blankets, experts warn
    Half of babies are at risk of suffocating in their sleep because ... 221 infant deaths were attributed to SIDS. The team of researchers found that over the 17-year period, the use of loose bedding did decline but remained a common practise.
    11/30/2014 - 4:13 pm | View Link
  • Health experts give tips on CO poisoning prevention
    there were 200 emergency department visits and 31 deaths in Utah. Health officials describe carbon monoxide as an invisible gas produced when gasoline, natural gas, propane, kerosene and other fuels are not completely burned during use. The most common ...
    11/10/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • 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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  • Why hot cars are so hazardous for kids
    Every summer, the media is flooded with tragic reports of the deaths of children who were left in hot cars by themselves. This year, there have already been at least ...
    08/24/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Website
  • Tragedy in the Backseat: Hot-Car Deaths | Parenting
    Heartbreaking stories of hot-car deaths -- and how you can avoid them
    08/21/2016 - 5:21 pm | View Website
  • You'd Never Forget Your Child In The Car, Right?
    How Tragedy Strikes. Whenever a case like this hits the media -- and it always does -- the public response is the same: How could a parent leave her child in a hot car?
    08/15/2016 - 2:01 pm | View Website
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