Store posts signs: don't leave your kids in the car - FOX 13 News

Store posts signs: don't leave your kids in the car

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We've all seen the tragic stories: a parent either by accident or through negligence leaves a child in a hot car, leading to injury or death.

Two-year-old Jadiel Rosario is still in the hospital after investigators say his parents left him alone in the car for eight hours earlier this week.

"That's your child, you shouldn't leave your child in the car," said Nelson De Leon of Tampa.

Now it looks like retail giant Walmart is trying to prevent these tragic accidents.

The signs read "Look before you leave. Please make sure children are not left unattended in vehicles," and they will start popping up at Walmarts all over the country.

"This is a perfect example of how we took an idea from an associate and made it a reality," said Walmart Spokeswoman Dianna Gee.

Walmart says an associate saw a story about a child being left in a hot car last summer and decided, even though children being left in cars wasn't a huge problem for Walmart, something needed to be done.

The associate e-mailed their CEO, and eventually that email led to the signs.

While many local parents applaud the move, others worry about a society where they are even necessary.

"I think they're necessary everywhere," said Shanese Aldamuy of Tampa.

"I was just like shocked really, I was kinda like wow people leave their kids in the car and we need to put signs up?" said Lisa Montero of Tampa.

Walmart says they've delivered thousands of the signs to stores across the country.

One parents says if a national brand like Wal-Mart can't get the point across parents should remind themselves through another big corporation.

My kids are like the American Express card, you never leave home without them," said Aldamuy.

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