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General Motors Reminds Parents That Hot Cars Can be Death Traps for Kids - VIDEO STORY


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DETROIT - June 8, 2008: In the past decade, an estimated 36 children have died every year from being left in a hot car, according to a study by the National Weather Service. Most hyperthermia deaths are accidental and many parents are unaware of how dangerous it is to leave children in cars unattended – even for a short period of time. For example, when the outside temperature is 75 degrees, a vehicle’s interior can reach more than 100 degrees in a half hour.


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