New Study Released on Nontraffic Injuries and Fatalities in Young Children

September 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2017 Contact: Janette Fennell, [email protected], (484) 278-4641 or (415) 336-9279 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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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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This regulatory ‘reform’ could roll back car safety, cost American lives

August 30, 2017

BY JANETTE FENNELL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/23/17 07:40 AM EDT   I know firsthand how a two-inch piece of plastic can save a life. One night in October 1995, my husband and I returned home with our 9-month-old son. As we pulled into our garage, masked men appeared, put guns to our heads and shoved us […]

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A Locked Car Can Prevent Child Heatstroke Death

June 6, 2017

By Jennifer Geiger May 30, 2017 Share   ThinkStock/DigitalVision CARS.COM — Two more children have died in hot cars this year, bringing the total to nine. The latest victims were a pair of toddlers from a Fort Worth, Texas-area town. The 16-month-old boy and 2-year-old girl were found unresponsive after allegedly locking themselves in a […]

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Kidnap Victim Describes Escape from Trunk of Moving Car

March 24, 2017 made sure that all vehicles 2002 & newer have a trunk release! Thank goodness it saved this woman’s life!

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10 Fascinating But Forgotten Women From American History

November 5, 2015

On October 29, 1995, Janette Fennell was carjacked along with her husband and nine-month-old son. A pair of armed thugs burst into her garage, tossed the couple into the trunk of their Lexus, and then sped off…

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In A Tight Spot, Abducted Family Struggled For Freedom — And Hope

October 23, 2015

Janette Fennell tells the terrifying story that led to her dedicated career in child vehicle safety. She was kidnapped, locked in the trunk of her vehicle with her husband, driven out to the middle of nowhere and left to die, all the while not knowing what had happened to their infant son who had been in the vehicle with them…

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There’s an Escape Release in Car Trunks Due to One Woman Kidnapped and Locked in Hers

July 21, 2015

BY SARAH LASKOW  JULY 21, 2015 (Image: Chris Dlugosz/Flickr) ABOVE THE MANTLEPIECE IN THE living room of Janette Fennell’s home, there’s a painting in whites and pinks and sweeping blues and yellows. At the center, an angel is holding a baby. Behind her, two others hover. And then, there, in the bottom right corner, are two small, human […]

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Almost 20 years ago, Fennell and her husband Greig were kidnapped from their garage, in the trunk of their own car.

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Trunk Safety

July 18, 2013

7/18/2013 WDIO – Maarja Anderson The tragic ending in the search for a missing 2‐year‐old boy in western Wisconsin has Eyewitness News asking, how do you get out of a trunk if you or perhaps one of your kids were to get stuck inside? Learn more: 2013-07-18-wdio-trunk    

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