Let’s not let another child be forgotten.

A considerable number of children have been left in scorching or freezing vehicles. Many say, “I would never forget my child in the car,” but it could happen, and it has happened.

Also, leaving children by themselves in cars is never a good idea, even with the engine running and the air conditioner or the heater on.  There's the danger, particularly if the car is parked in a place where snow or ice is blocking the exhaust, where there might be a buildup of carbon monoxide within the car which can put the child at serious risk.

Infants are at higher risk for cold-related injuries because their ability to regulate body temperature has not developed like older children or adults. Their limited mobility also prevents them from escaping a locked car.

Hyperthermia deaths in the US of children left in vehicles from 1998 to date were 556. At an average of 38 children per year, 52% or 253 children were forgotten by caregivers.

Changes in our every day lives stresses the need to make people aware when a child is riding in a vehicle. Placing a DO NOT FORGET ME / CHILD IN VEHICLE TAG on a window will serve as a reminder that a child is in the vehicle and potentially at risk.

GET A DO NOT FORGET ME / CHILD IN VEHICLE TAG TODAY!

The DO NOT FORGET ME / CHILD IN VEHICLE TAGS  are intended for distribution through:

How does it work?
After you and your child enter your vehicle, place the DO NOT FORGET ME / CHILD IN VEHICLE  window placard in the driver's side window, lower left corner.

When you place the placard in the window, make sure the "DO NOT FORGET ME" message is facing the inside of the vehicle as shown above.

After placement, the "CHILD IN VEHICLE" message should appear facing out, alerting other people that there is a child in the vehicle.


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