New Alert System Could Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

There is a new Baby Alert International Child Minder safety seat monitoring system that could help prevent children from being left behind in hot vehicles.

A pad is placed underneath the fabric of a baby seat and a transmitter is automatically activated with a key ring unit.

If the key ring unit gets more than 50 feet from the pad on the car seat, an alarm will sound, reminding you that your child is still in the car.

A similar system has a unit that hooks onto the straps of the car seat and activates an alarm if the child is left buckled in.

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