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-- Sets target date of 2013 to eliminate deaths -- Calls for specific education and enactment measures WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA today called on government, advocacy groups, automakers and car seat manufacturers to combine efforts to eliminate child heat stroke deaths in vehicles by 2013. "We must take action now because kids are dying," said Torine Creppy, executive director of Safe Kids USA.
Safe Kids USA Raises Awareness to Reduce Widespread Problem WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regrettably, Safe Kids USA has announced the 500th child death due to heat stroke from being left alone in a vehicle.
- Record number of 2010 Deaths Demands Expanded Efforts - "Near Misses" Show Widespread Problem BOCA RATON, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA, its Florida partners, and the General Motors Foundation, will unveil the elements to their 2011 national education and awareness campaign today to help reduce the number of child vehicular deaths caused by heat stroke.
- Trend Rising for Deaths of Children in Cars and Trucks AUSTIN, Texas, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sadly, March 8th marked the first child vehicular tragedy of the year when a mother came out of work only to realize she left her 6 month year old in the car.
Stay Cool, Avoid Strenuous Activities and Check on Older Relatives, Neighbors HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With very hot temperatures and high humidity forecast for much of Pennsylvania in the coming days, the Department of Health is again urging residents - and particularly older adults - to take steps that can help them to avoid serious illness or even death.
Shares seven tips to prevent future tragedies LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to continue educating parents and caregivers about the dangers of heat stroke to children left unattended in vehicles, Safe Kids USA hosted an event yesterday at Test Track at Walt Disney World Resort's EpcotÂ® theme park near Orlando, Fla.
Dueling experts will make it difficult to convict a former Kentucky high school coach in the death of a player from heat stroke, criminal law specialists said. Jason Stinson goes on trial Monday in Jefferson Circuit Court, charged with reckless homicide and wanton endangerment, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal reported Sunday. Medical experts hired by each side dispute whether a lack of water was the cause of death of Max Gilpin, 15,.
With record-breaking heat and humidity, parents, coaches and caregivers should keep a close watch on children for early warning signs of heat-related illnesses, said a Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) pediatrician.
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