DEAR ABBY: I have never written to you before, and I'm sorry it has to be about something so tragic.
Here in Utah, two children died after playing hide-and-seek in an old refrigerator. The refrigerator had been left in a rural area, lying on its back with the door open.
No one really knows what caused this tragedy -- whether the door fell shut and trapped the boys, or whether they closed it in order to "hide."
Abby, please put a warning in your column about this potential danger. If one person will heed it, perhaps other children will not lose their lives. -- VIRGINIA JOHNS
DEAR VIRGINIA: This is not the first time I have been asked to warn my readers about the dangers posed by stored or abandoned refrigerators, which can be death traps for children.
Unused refrigerators and freezers should have the doors removed so that tragedies like this can be prevented.