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If this doesn’t convince you how dangerous it is leaving your child in the car, nothing will!


 

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Matt Moran last year teamed up with Kidsafe to launch the “unconventional oven”.

Matt put two lamb loins inside the car, using just the car’s extreme temperature to cook them. When he removed the meat and carved it he said they were “totally overdone”.

Kidsafe spokesperson Kellie Wilson said “It’s estimated that each year approximately 5000 children nationally are rescued from hot cars.”

“Seventy-five per cent of the temperature rise occurs within the first five minutes of parking the car and 90 per cent within 15 minutes,” Ms Wilson says.

The video states: “Reaches temperature in minutes, maintains stable temperature throughout. This is no ordinary oven – it’s an ordinary car”.

As a father, Matt said he is “gobsmacked” at the number of children left in cars. “I couldn’t believe it, I think Australia needs to know it is not safe, at any point in time, to leave a kid in a car. It is like an oven,” he says.

Watch the video for yourself:

“Every year across Australia, over 5,000 kids are left unattended in cars. To prove just how hot the sun makes a parked car, renowned chef Matt Moran literally cooked a meal in one.”

Are you shocked at how quickly the meat cooked through?

Share your thoughts below.

Image via YouTube.

  • I know a car gets extremely hot in a short space of time but I was blown away how quickly the meat cooked and it was well done, not just browned on the outside

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  • I’ve seen this before and it’s quite shocking. Unfortunately though, the people that need to see this, and adhere to the rules, are not watching such videos. Kids are still being left in cars on hot days, far too regularly.

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  • Why doesn’t the Federal Government make it compulsory to have a thermometer fixed inside all cars?
    I have dogs who travel with me and I have a thermometer in my car so I can keep and eye on the inside temperature whenever they are with me.
    It is such a simple solution.
    Maybe MOM should start a campaign to rectify this.

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  • i have tried to post 2 comments and it has not shown up. Good on Matt. It is so dangerous leaving anyone in a car babies, kids or adults. Cars are like ovens especially when parked in the sun.

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  • Well done Matt. I can’t believe stupid parents leaving their poor little ones in cars. Disgraceful!

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  • Hopefully this will make people realize how quickly leaving kids in the car can turn fatal.

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  • this is so relevant as he says. Good on you Matt

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  • Saw this last year on the TV – it is still relevant today – I never left my children in the car and don’t see why anyone does today. You cannot guarantee how long you will be away – extra customers in the bank, or the shop when you only wanted a bottle of milk. The other thing you cannot guarantee is that no-one will run into your vehicle – or here in Melbourne, decide to steal it. Hope there are no deaths from toddlers overheating in cars this summer.

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  • What a great and scary example. He’s right don’t leave your kids in the car, take them with you. I know it may seem inconvenient and easy to just whip in somewhere quick, but you can also get easily distracted or held up and that can result in dire consequences. Be smart, and care for your children, you only have one chance.

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  • old footage – relevant message!

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  • I hate it when I see on the news stupid people leaving their kids in cars.

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  • This was a fantastic demonstration of how heat affects interior of the car. Yet people still leave their children in the car. Our message needs to be DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN IN THE CAR not do to leave children in the car on hot days

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  • This is the first time I’ve seen this, although I’ve had other friends tell me about seeing it. A very powerful demonstration, not just about our children but our animals too. Thank you Matt and Kidsafe – I hope this reaches every home in Australia to get the message through.

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  • convinces me! bloody stupid people that leave kids and animals in their car need to heed this, but unfortunately they will not bother reading it!

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  • Hopefully this is an eye opener to everybody not just parents etc. Even a car with the windows part way down heats very quickly even in warm weather. On a hot day a driver only has to sit stationary at traffic lights to realise how hot the vehicle is becoming. Always remove a child from a car when you are going to get out of it yourself also in winter unless you have you have a responsible adult passenger to supervise even if a baby is in a capsule or babyseat.
    When the baby/toddler car safety equipment is not in use, please cover it with a piece of fabric to prevent the harness – especially the buckles from getting too hot. They can burn skin. I have seen the results of this. if you are picking a child up from somebody ‘s house in hot weather if possible pull over, and legally contact the people at your destination and arrange for the children to be ready to get in the car when you arrive so that you can keep your motor running with the air conditioning on so the car doesn’t heat up. People should not object if you explain why you are doing that. These days it isn’t safe to do that and leave your car as it likely to be stolen…..or you could have an unforeseen issue with your car, espeically if you have been travelling in thick traffic with little and only very hot air around it. Keep an eye on your temperature gauge so that if your motor starts to get too hot you have a chance to find a safe, hopefully shady spot to park. Always carry plenty of water as you and your passengers can get quite thirsty while travelling and need to stay hydrated.

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