As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your child safe. This applies to all aspects of your child’s life, including taking your child for a walk. You know the importance of seat belts and car seats, but are you aware of the hidden dangers of automatic vehicle windows?
Janette Fennell, founder and president of the Organization for Child and Car Safety, reveals that it only takes 22 pounds of force to crush a child’s windpipe. It’s pretty scary that the electric windows in all our vehicles have 30 to 80 pounds of force. Many vehicles are also equipped with the “one-up” feature, which consists of pushing the auto window button up so that the window automatically lifts to the top.
Janette set out to test whether her vehicle’s windows had an “auto-reverse” function. She recommended placing a roll of paper towels on the window frame and pressing the window up button. Some car windows will feel like something is bothering them and will automatically roll down.
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