Pet cat credited with saving Deltona couple from carbon monoxide poisoning

March 6, 2019

1.9KShares A couple spent hours in their home being sicked by carbon monoxide after accidentally leaving their car running in the garage. Paul and Leona Jones went out for an early dinner Wednesday evening and came home in the middle of a rainstorm. They said they just wanted to get into the garage, close the […]

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Blumenthal announces legislation to protect against CO and rollaway risk raised by keyless cars

February 25, 2019

By U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal’s office        WASHINGTON, CT – On Friday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced introduction of the Protecting Americans from the Risks of Keyless Ignition Technology (PARK IT) Act to protect consumers from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and vehicle rollaways associated with keyless ignition technology in vehicles. The PARK IT […]

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SILENT KILLER: Keyless ignitions linked to more than 2 dozen carbon monoxide deaths

November 13, 2018

Author: Jennifer Titus  Published: 4:00 PM EST November 9, 2018 Updated: 11:25 PM EST November 13, 2018 10-INVESTIGATES  Key fobs have changed the way we start our cars. Instead of fumbling around for keys, you just hit the start button. But that convenience can come at a cost because just as easy as it is to start your car it’s just […]

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What’s new — and what’s missing — in your next new car

October 10, 2018

By RONALD MONTOYA Edmunds Oct 10, 2018 Updated Oct 10, 2018 Automakers are continually making changes in vehicles. These can be technological breakthroughs, such as the automatic emergency braking systems that are increasingly becoming standard on new cars. Some are mandated changes, such as a federal requirement that all vehicles have backup cameras, which went into effect […]

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Deadly Convenience: Keyless Cars and Their Carbon Monoxide Toll

May 13, 2018

Weaned from using a key, drivers have left cars running in garages, spewing exhaust into homes. Despite years of deaths, regulatory action has lagged. By David Jeans and Majlie De Puy Kamp, May 13, 2018 It seems like a common convenience in a digital age: a car that can be powered on and off with the push of a […]

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KEYLESS IGNITIONS MAY BE CONTRIBUTING TO DEATHS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

March 19, 2018

Posted: March 19, 2018 By ActionNewsJax.com Constance Petot didn’t think twice about the push button starter on her car until it almost killed her and her toddler last Valentine’s Day. >> Read more trending news “He just went completely limp in my arms. It’s the most terrifying moment in my entire life,” said Petot. The busy […]

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General Motors Quietly Installs Keyless Engine Shutoff

March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018 In 2011, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was considering countermeasures to the carbon monoxide hazard introduced by keyless ignition systems, it flat out rejected the idea of an automatic engine shut-off.  The agency argued that there was no good way to come up with a rule that would include a […]

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Is Idling Your Car to Warm It Up Actually Illegal?

December 29, 2017

It can be, depending on your state and how long you let it go. By David Grossman Dec 29, 2017 290 GETTY IMAGESNURPHOTO As the bitter cold of winter hits several states, think twice before you warm up your car. Not only can it be bad for the vehicle, but a majority of states have what […]

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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, Janette@KidsAndCars.org, (484) 278-4641 or (415) 336-9279 KidsAndCars.org: Amber Andreasen, Amber@KidsAndCars.org, (913) 732-2792 Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE zonfrillo@brown.edu, 401-606-3532 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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