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An Unimaginable Loss’: 13 Children Died in Hot Cars This Year

June 20, 2014

6/20/2014 NIGHTLY NEWS – GABE GUTIERREZ Father’s ‘Massive Amount of Guilt’ After Leaving Baby in Hot Car Learn more: 2014-06-20-nbc-nightlynews-gray-heat  

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Father arrested after daughter dies in hot car

6/20/2014 USA Today – Linda Dono A Florida man whose daughter died earlier this week after spending hours in a hot pickup was arrested Friday on a charge of aggravated manslaughter, police said. Learn more: 2014-06-20-usatoday-heat

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Kids in hot cars: How to avoid the dangers

6/20/2014 TODAY Show This summer, 13 children have already died after being left alone in sweltering cars. Safety advocates share easy things you can do make sure you don’t forget about your child in the backseat. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports. Learn more: 2014-06-20-todayshow-gray-heat

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Father jailed on felony murder charge after leaving son all day in hot SUV

6/20/2014 Associated Press “The biggest mistake you can make as a parent is thinking this can’t happen to you,” Fennell said. Learn more: 2014-06-20-associatedpress-heat

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Mom lost kid in hot car; Interview with Lyn Balfour

6/20/2014 CNN Raw footage of interview with KidsAndCars.org parent advocate Lyn Balfour about the loss her her son Bryce. Learn more: 2014-06-20-cnn-balfour-heat

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Child’s Death in Hot Car Leads to Unusual Murder Charge

June 19, 2014

6/19/2014 TIME Magazine – Justin Worland A Georgia father was charged with murder and child cruelty after leaving his 22-month-old son in a sweltering car for nearly seven hours, an outcome that has surprised legal experts Learn more: 2014-06-19-timemagazine-heat

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BLOTTER: ONE DOG IS SAFE, IS YOURS?

June 18, 2014

6/18/2014 Anchorage Press – Scott Christianson Blotter notes that power windows have been known to strangle pets and small children to death if the window can be closed when a hand, foot, or paw inadvertently presses downward on the switch. The child safety activists at Kidsandcars.org attribute 57 deaths to the problem since 1991.

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Safety Council warns of threat to kids in hot cars

June 9, 2014

6/9/2014 USA Today – Michelle Healy Summer is officially days away, but already at least nine children have died after being left alone in a hot car, and trends from recent years suggest these numbers will probably rise… Learn more: 2014-06-09-usatoday-heat

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A push to adjust backup cameras; Auto lobby seeks to tweak U.S. rule to free up design

June 7, 2014

6/7/2014 Automotive News – Gabe Nelson WASHINGTON — The long-awaited final federal rule mandating backup cameras may not be so final after all.

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US DoT makes rear-view cameras compulsory

June 3, 2014

6/3/2014 Car Design News While the new legislation goes some way to prevent such unfortunate incidents, the ruling does raise the question as to whether the design of some cars adds to the problem. Learn more: 2014-06-03-cardesignnews-rvs

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