Look Before Locking: Protect Your Child From a Hot Car Tragedy
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before the summer of 2018 was even one day old, 16 American kids had died after being left in hot cars, according to a group called KidsAndCars.org.
Last year's toll was 43, and, on average, 37 children die in hot cars each year in the United States.
"We know there are families all across America right now holding their precious babies, unaware that they will lose them in a hot car this summer. But, these children don't have to die. Parents and caregivers have the power to make sure that this doesn't happen to them," Janette Fennell, president and founder of KidsAndCars.org, said in a news release.
The group urges parents and other caregivers to follow this "Look Before You Lock" safety checklist:
The American College of Emergency Physicians has more on children left in hot cars.
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