The world’s largest retailer WalMart teams up with Evenflo to sell the Evenflo SensorSafe Child Car Seat costing around $150. The safety seat will warn the person in the driver’s seat if a child is left in a car.
The Evenflo SensorSafe Child Car Seat uses sensor technology in a creative way. It features a chest clip on the child’s car seat, which will be synched with a wireless receiver that is plugged into a driver’s dashboard. If that chest clip is buckled even when the driver turns the ignition off, a series of tones will sound alerting the driver.
This product by Evenflo could avert tragic cause of child deaths. According to a report by industry experts, every year nearly 40 children die from being left in a hot car.
The Evenflo SensorSafe Child Car Seat will also alert the person in the driver’s seat if the child’s car seat gets unbuckled for any reason during travelling with its sensor technology. Within 30 seconds of the clip being unbuckled, the alarming tones will sound.
Diana Marshall, Vice President for baby at Walmart said:
“There are millions of cars in our parking lots every day and we put a challenge out to the industry. Evenflo stepped up with a first-of its kind product aimed at vehicular heat stroke.”
Customers do not need to worry regarding any side-effects of the transmitter signal on babies.
According to Evenflo “It transmits an extremely brief, very low power signal no stronger than your car’s keyless remote entry. The transmissions are so brief that total transmission time in 2 hours of driving is less than one second.”
One drawback of Evenflo SensorSafe Child Car Seat is the fact that the SensorSafe receiver plug is compatible with only 2008 or newer diesel/gas equipped cars purchased in the United States or Canada. As of now the product will be sold exclusively at WalMart stores.