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Backup cameras required nationwide

May 10, 2018

O.B. doc turns ‘a complete travesty into something positive’ May 10, 2018, By Laura Lane The death of 2-year-old Cameron Gulbransen led his father, Greg, to embark on a crusade to have federal transportation legislation enacted requiring car manufacturers to include backup cameras. The Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act became law on May 1. COURTESY GULBRANSEN […]

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South Florida Parents Educating Others After Near Tragedy of Leaving Child in Hot Car

May 9, 2018

Published at 8:35 AM EDT on May 9, 2018 It’s a story that plays out too often here in South Florida – a child forgotten inside a hot car. Luckily for one family, it was not too late and now they are sharing their painful lesson and how they hope it will help save the […]

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Kellyville Toddler Celebrates Birthday Year After ‘Terrifying’ Accident

May 6, 2018

Posted: May 05, 2018 5:23 PM CDT Updated: May 05, 2018 5:23 PM CDT BY: AMY SLANCHIK, NEWS ON 6  KELLYVILLE, Oklahoma – A toddler’s family is celebrating another year of life after a terrifying accident when she was run over by a pickup truck. As of this week, it’s required for all new vehicles sold in the United States to have […]

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Highlands Ranch girl, 9, nearly strangled by seatbelt

May 5, 2018

Mother frees girl with emergency tool Jaclyn Allen 9:33 PM, May 4, 2018 HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Everyone knows seat belts save lives. But a Highlands Ranch mother and her daughter recently learned that same belt, used incorrectly, could put a child’s life in danger. Last week, Mary Eppolito and her 9-year-old daughter Briana pulled into […]

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Want a car with a backup camera? Now they’re not just for pricier models, thanks to federal mandate

May 3, 2018

By JACLYN COSGROVE MAY 03, 2018 | 3:00 AM A backup camera view on a 2013 Honda Civic Si Coupe. (Honda / Wieck) As thousands of passenger vehicles roll off the assembly line this week destined for the U.S. market, each of them will be equipped with backup cameras — the result of a long-awaited federal rule that […]

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A Mother Whose Lapse Led to Child’s Death Seeks to Prevent Further Hot-Car Casualties

A Procter & Gamble scientist channels grief over the death of her 15-month-old daughter into a campaign to raise awareness Karen Osorio with her daughter, Sofia, during a visit to Zion National Park in March 2017. PHOTO: HENRIQUE AVEIRO By  Ellen Byron Updated May 3, 2018 9:43 a.m. ET MASON, Ohio— Karen Osorio was alarmed when her husband called […]

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Long Efforts to Stop Hot-Car Deaths

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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LI family turns car back-over tragedy into federal law

May 2, 2018

Kristin Thorne reports on the new federal law requiring vehicles to have backup cameras. By Kristin Thorne Wednesday, May 02, 2018 05:49PM SYOSSET, Long Island (WABC) — It’s not always easy to come to terms with mistakes we’ve made in our lives. Greg Gulbransen of Syosset knows all about that. 16 years ago he accidentally ran […]

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

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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