Long Efforts to Stop Hot-Car Deaths

May 3, 2018

Measures by child advocacy groups, hospitals, product developers and lawmakers have so far failed to bring down the death toll Cybex’s Sirona M car seat includes a sensor that alerts drivers to a child strapped in the back seat. PHOTO: WSJ PHOTO ILLUSTRATION; CYBEX By Ellen Byron, Updated May 2, 2018 4:42 p.m. ET Heatstroke is the leading cause […]

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The Sirona M car seat keeps babies safe from forgetfulness and accidents

May 2, 2018

Far be it from us to ever encourage the use of a phone in a car, but there is a new smartphone-connected safety device for new parents that benefits from its mobile compatibility. Meet the Sirona M from Cybex, heralded as the world’s first and only smartphone-synched convertible car seat available, complete with SensorSafe 2.0 technology. These car seats […]

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Kids And Cars

May 1, 2018

HERLIFE Magazine, By Rebecca Flansburg We’ve heard the heartbreaking stories of a sleep-deprived parent, a hot car, an infant and a mistake that will haunt them for the rest of their life. We read the headlines of how another child lost their life after being left in an oppressively hot vehicle and shake our heads in dismay; […]

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National Heatstroke Prevention Day reminds parents to “look before you lock”

April 11, 2018

Monica Lopez, Corpus ChristiPublished 1:05 p.m. CT April 11, 2018 | Updated 4:44 p.m. CT April 11, 2018 Hundreds of infants and toddlers have died after accidentally being left in the car. This simple trick could help you never forget that your child is in the back seat. VPC (Photo: HStarr, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Forty-three children died in the […]

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Hot car deaths still problem despite push for Congress to require new reminder technology

Kara Kenney, 1:32 PM, Apr 11, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — Ten children have died in hot cars in Indiana since 1990, and 37 kids die every year in the United States from vehicular heatstroke. The group KidsAndCars.Org is raising awareness Wednesday for National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Amber Andreasen, a spokesperson with KidsAndCars.Org, said many people don’t realize a child can […]

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New regulations at Florida child care facilities hope to cut down on hot car deaths

March 1, 2018

Regulations take effect beginning April 2 Heather Leigh 2:46 AM, Mar 1, 2018 PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Leaving a child in a hot car may seem like something no parent could ever do. But it happens. And the results are often deadly. According to the Department of Children and Families, the problem of kids being left in hot vehicles occurs accidently when […]

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Imagine forgetting a child in a hot car …

January 26, 2018

By Joline Gutierrez Krueger / Journal Staff Writer Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 11:42pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Look at that face, those eyes as blue as robin’s eggs, the baby teeth of her smile, and imagine forgetting her.Listen to her chatter, the way she stretched the word “puppy” – her favorite animal – like it was […]

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Mother of child who died in a hot car advocates for child safety

January 19, 2018

IT WAS supposed to be a fun, family outing with visiting relatives. But a simple change in routine changed Dawn Peabody’s life. Vanessa Brown, January 19, 2018 IT WAS the warm October day Dawn Peabody will never forget. Her in-laws were visiting their home in Phoenix, Arizona. To celebrate the family coming together, Dawn and […]

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A first-time CES entrepreneur, age 82

January 10, 2018

Chris Ip, @chrisiptw  01.10.18 in Transportation Chris Ip On the first official morning of CES, Carol Staninger stopped and started her motorized wheelchair through the cavernous Sands Expo and Convention Center, trying — sometimes failing — not to clip the herd of eager attendees who overlooked the octogenarian at chest height. A service elevator took Staninger, with gray […]

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CES 2018: New sensor technology could prevent ‘hot car’ infant deaths

January 9, 2018

By Andrew Craft | Fox News The theme of passenger-aware vehicles is taking the Consumer Electronics Show, underway this week in Las Vegas, by storm. As technology evolves to have the passenger and the car totally in sync, one Israeli company has developed a sensor that can detect even the slightest movement from a human or […]

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