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U.S. Upgrades Car Window Safety Rules

Automakers must install power window controls that are less likely to be accidentally activated by children, under new government rules. Federal regulators said Monday that while fatal accidents involving power windows are uncommon, basic design changes would prevent even more. NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports.

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Kathleen Schalch
Kathleen Schalch is a general assignment reporter on NPR's national desk. Her coverage can be heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.