This new car seat might prevent babies from getting left in hot cars

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It’s a story that’s disturbingly familiar: a distracted parent forgets his or her baby in a car on a hot summer’s day, and the child dies of heat stroke. In fact, some 38 children perish in this way every year. Fortunately, infant product manufacturer Evenflo has teamed up with Walmart to create a heat-sensitive car seat that can alert parents if a baby remains in the car after the engine has been turned off. The so-called Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat features a wireless receiver that is plugged into a Car’s On Board Diagnostic. The receiver syncs with a chest clip that is fastened around the baby, and if the car is turned off while the clip is still buckled, a series of tones will play to alert the driver. The Evenflo Embrace car seat will be available on Walmart’s website at the end of next month.

Read the full story at Bustle.

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