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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THERE’S AN ESCAPE RELEASE IN CAR TRUNKS DUE TO ONE WOMAN KIDNAPPED AND LOCKED IN HERS

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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THERE'S AN ESCAPE RELEASE IN CAR TRUNKS DUE TO ONE WOMAN KIDNAPPED AND LOCKED IN HERS

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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THERE'S AN ESCAPE RELEASE IN CAR TRUNKS DUE TO ONE WOMAN KIDNAPPED AND LOCKED IN HERS

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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Trunk Safety

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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Toyota to Repair 700,000 Lexus Trunk Releases, Consumer Reports Says

December 12, 2012

12/12/2012 Consumer Reports, Christopher Jensen Consumer Reports magazine says it expects Toyota in January to announce plans to repair about 700,000 Lexus automobiles because the emergency trunk release can break, trapping an occupant inside.

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Toyota to Repair 700,000 Lexus Trunk Releases, Consumer Reports Says

12/12/2012 Consumer Reports, Christopher Jensen Consumer Reports magazine says it expects Toyota in January to announce plans to repair about 700,000 Lexus automobiles because the emergency trunk release can break, trapping an occupant inside.

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Emergency Trunk-Release Lever Saves Lives

September 21, 2012

9/21/2012 Cars.com – Jennifer Geiger For the 2002 model year, all cars were required to feature a standard glow-in-the-dark trunk-release lever, which opens the compartment from the inside in the event of an emergency. Since the mandate, no children have died in the trunk of a car equipped with the lever, but accidental trunk entrapment […]

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