I’m thrilled that this product exists. I really hope it will stop these very preventable deaths.
That being said, I really hope other manufactures jump on the bandwagon so that parents have more choices other than this one car seat from one company sold at one store. I’d hate to pass up another product that would be better otherwise because it lacked this one feature.
I also wish they had something similar for pets. It could alert people when the car is reaching an unsafe temperature and they should return to their pet. It could say something like, “HEY ASSHOLE. It’s getting hot in your car and your dog could die. Go back to your car and turn the AC on.”
(Evenflo) Every summer, we can’t help but wonder why there aren’t more product solutions to the disturbing, but all too familiar, incidents involving children left behind in hot cars, often resulting in death. There’s at least one new product on the market this season that uses technology to alert parents before they accidentally leave their child in the vehicle, a car seat that’s now being sold online by Walmart.
The Evenflo Advanced SensorSafe Embrace infant seat uses a wireless receiver that plugs into a car’s on board diagnostic port, and syncs with a chest clip that goes around the baby (other companies’ products rely on Bluetooth or cellular technology, Evenflo points out).
Once the car turns off, if the chest clip is still buckled, a series of tones will ring out and alert the driver.
The product sells for $149.88 and is only being sold online now…
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