After Child Deaths, KidsAndCars.org Renews Challenge to G.M
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By PAUL STENQUIST
KidsAndCars.org, a nonprofit organization that focuses on safety issues relating to children and automobiles, announced on Monday that it renewed demands for General Motors to voluntarily recall all 2000-1 model-year vehicles equipped with trunks to install internal trunk releases.
The KidsAndCars.org request was prompted by the June 17 deaths of two boys, ages 2 and 4, who were trapped in the trunk of a 2000 Chevy Malibu. According to the safety organization, the incident was not the first of its kind; two Arkansas children died in the trunk of another 2000 Malibu in 2009. The safety organization said it had asked G.M. at that time to issue a voluntary recall and install internal trunk releases.