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Toyota Has the Most Keyless Ignition Related Deaths, But Takes no Action

June 7, 2019

Posted on Friday, Jun 7th, 2019 Last month, Dr. Sherry Hood Penney, 81, and Dr. James Livingston, 88, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple had inadvertently left their keyless ignition 2017 Toyota Avalon running in the attached garage of their Sarasota condo. The car ran until it was out of gas and its battery […]

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Too Many Children Die in Sweltering Cars, and a New Push Aims to Find a Fix

June 6, 2019

By Paul Stenquist, The New York Times, June 6, 2019 Late last month, at a news conference in Washington, Miles Harrison tearfully related how he had caused the death of his son, Chase, in 2008. He was there to promote the Hot Cars Act of 2019, but he had told this story many times before: to […]

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Front & Center: Popular cars come with hidden, dangerous blind zones

May 28, 2019

By: Tiffany Salameh Facebook | Twitter Posted: May 21, 2019 6:24 PM EST Watch video report HERE SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Blind spots are becoming bigger and more dangerous in millions of popular cars. Those blinds spots aren’t to the sides or behind those vehicles either. Most drivers have no idea they even exists and they’re directly in front […]

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After losing a child, a Cape Coral family wants to help prevent future tragedies

May 23, 2019

It’s a little device with a big purpose. Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 7:08 PM EDT Watch video report: https://www.nbc-2.com/clip/14829365/after-losing-a-child-a-cape-coral-family-wants-to-help-prevent-future-tragedies CAPE CORAL, Fla. – It’s a little device with a big purpose. Payton’s Charm uses the latest in aerospace technology to help protect children from being left in hot vehicles. Payton’s Charm detects life in a vehicle, […]

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Are keyless ignitions putting you at risk?

May 20, 2019

Updated: 7:15 PM EDT May 16, 2019 Play Video CENTRAL FLORIDA, Fla. — Could a convenient feature in new cars be putting you and your family at risk?This year, 91 percent of new cars will have a keyless ignition. The push button start is now responsible for more carbon monoxide deaths in Florida than anywhere […]

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OPINION: Toddler’s death in hot car calls for compassion, not outrage

May 13, 2019

ByJulie MacLellan – May 13, 2019 There are no words. There are no words for the ache in every parent’s heart when they read a headline about a child dying in a hot car. There are no words for that deep, sinking feeling that hits you right in the gut when the thought jumps into your mind: What […]

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Hot-car deaths can reflect a brain malfunction

May 1, 2019

By David Leibowitz, Tribune Columnist, Apr 30, 2019 “A horrific death like this strikes me not as criminally negligent parenting, but as an unusually tragic malfunction of the brain.” She was 18 months old, the news stories tell us, the daughter of married parents in their mid-thirties. She perished on a warm April Monday afternoon […]

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Millions of vehicles have unexpected, dangerous front blind zone

April 26, 2019

  The driver of this large SUV was surprised she could not see a dozen children in front of her vehicle. (WTHR) BOB SEGALL   PUBLISHED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 12:49PM (EDT) UPDATED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 10:13PM (EDT) INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Millions of popular vehicles have a hidden blind spot that puts children at an increased […]

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Parents’ Guide to Sleep

March 12, 2019

February 4, 2019 Author: Purple Staff Being a parent of a newborn can be one of the most rewarding times of your life. Smelling milk on baby’s lips, feeling the warmth of baby nestled in your arms — but also, scooping up your hungry, impatient little one every 2-3 hours for feedings and care. No […]

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Cars Stolen with Children Alone Inside

March 6, 2019

Public Service Announcement   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTa98jQfYTg   In 2018, KidsAndCars.org documented nearly 200 children who were victims of being left alone inside a vehicle that was stolen. Contrary to what many might believe, children taken during a car theft is not a rare occurrence. And, it happens in even the safest of neighborhoods. Cars are often stolen from gas stations […]

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