Summer warning: Never Leave Children in Cars!

08/09/2010

Most parents do not know that in temperatures as low as 22 degrees Celsius and in as little as 20 minutes, children are at risk of heat stroke when left in a vehicle. Temperatures inside a parked vehicle, even with the windows left open, rise extremely quickly. Sadly there are many fatal cases each summer.

Most parents do not know that in temperatures as low as 22 degrees Celsius and in as little as 20 minutes, children are at risk of heat stroke when left in a vehicle. Temperatures inside a parked vehicle, even with the windows left open, rise extremely quickly. Sadly there are many fatal cases each summer. Please read the fact sheet to inform yourself about why these tragic accidents happen and how they can be prevented.

For further information and an in-depth analysis, please read the The French Consumer Safety Commission's complete study and recommendations, available in English on the CSC website at the link below.

European Child Safety Alliance Fact Sheet: Never Leave Children in Cars (PDF 664kb)

Consumer Safety Commission (CSC), France: Recommendation on the Prevention of Leaving Children Unattened in Motor Vehicles

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