New Study Released on Nontraffic Injuries and Fatalities in Young Children

September 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2017 Contact: KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell, [email protected], (484) 278-4641 or (415) 336-9279 KidsAndCars.org: Amber Andreasen, [email protected], (913) 732-2792 Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE [email protected], 401-275-3765 New Study Released on Nontraffic Injuries and Fatalities in Young Children First of its kind study focuses on hidden […]

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CO and Cars: Unfinished Business

September 14, 2017

Posted on Thursday, Sep 14th, 2017   In 1975, the auto industry began to equip vehicles with catalytic converters to meet the emission limits of the Clean Air Act of 1970. Sitting unobtrusively between the engine and the muffler, the “cat” changes the noxious gases in automobile exhaust into harmless nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and […]

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After Boy Dies in Power Window Tragedy, Safety Expert Shares How to Keep Kids Safe in Cars

September 8, 2017

by Inside Edition 2:02 PM EDT, September 7, 2017 Playing After Boy Dies in Power Window Tragedy, Safety Expert Shares How to Keep Kids Safe in Cars As technological advances make everyday tasks like driving easier and more enjoyable, hidden dangers can also arise that put lives at risk — especially children. In August, 2-year-old Logan Vanderkleed died from injuries […]

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Carbon monoxide poses greater and greater risks

December 9, 2016

John Cichowski , The Road Warrior, @njroadwarrior2:26 p.m. EST December 9, 2016 (Photo: Marko Georgiev/Staff Photographer, Marko Georgiev/Staff Photojournalist) Few deaths inspire more sympathy than the insidious, highly preventable kinds that quietly took the lives of a Passaic mother and her two young children last January as they tried to stay warm inside a parked […]

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Federal regulators considering safety changes to keyless ignition vehicles

March 2, 2016

Keyless ignition vehicles are increasingly popular and don’t require a key to turn off the engine.  Critics say drivers often forget to push a button to turn off the vehicle, leading carbon monoxide to flood into the home and kill those inside without warning.

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Keyless ignition deaths: Mounting cases reinforce US – leading threat

February 10, 2016

Additional cases coming to loight are only reinforcing just how deadly an invisible and odorless threat has proven to be in Palm Beach County.

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Drivers offered tips to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning in winter weather

January 26, 2016

A motorist shovels snow to free up a vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike during a snowstorm on Saturday, in Port Reading, N.J.  People are cautioned in winter storms to make sure now or ice doesn’t cover tailpipes to prevent carbon monoxide poisioning.

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Keyless Automobile Ignition Systems Are Fatally Flawed, Critics Say

January 5, 2016

You wouldn’t deliberately leave your car running after you pull into the garage, but if that car has a keyless push-button ignition you could forget to turn it off. With an attached garage, the carbon monoxide spewing out of the tailpipe could very easily seep into your house, causing illness or death.

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Number of deaths linked to keyless ignition jumps, senator pushes NHTSA to act

December 21, 2015

A growing number of deaths and injuries from carbon monoxide poisonings linked to keyless ignition vehicles has prompted Sen. Bob Casey to push the Department of Transportation to take prompt action to prevent more fatalities.

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