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6/28/2018 - NHTSA Issues an Alert to Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars
Consumer Advisory: NHTSA Issues an Alert to Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a safety warning to remind everyone of the dangers of leaving an unattended child in a vehicle. Outside of crashes, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States.
On average, one child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle nearly every 10 days in the United States. Since 1998, there have been 760 pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths – including 18 already this year.
“In almost no time temperatures inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels,