One of the worst things about summer is hearing the news report of a child’s death because someone forgot their infant was in the carseat. They go in to work for hours, and it’s too late for the child when they finally remember. A grandfather who suddenly became a care-giver for his grandchildren was determined no harm would come to his grandkids because of a minute of forgetfulness, and he created the Suddenly Safe ‘N’ Secure Systems car seat alarms. There are two versions of the car seat alarms. Each has a receiver fob for your keychain. The B-101 Safety Seat Alarm System ($44.95, left) has a transmitter that attaches to the car seat; press a button to “arm” as you are buckling the child into the safety seat. The D-201 Deluxe Padded Safety Seat Alarm System ($69.95, right) has a weight-sensitive pad that goes under the safety seat that automatically arms the transmitter when the child is placed in the seat and disarms it when the child is removed. When you move more than 6 feet away from the car, the armed transmitter will cause the receiver to emit an 80dB alarm and vibrate. If my daughter was still small enough for a car seat, I would buy two of the Deluxe Padded Safety Seat Alarm Systems – one for each car. Russ, the inventor, says you can buy extra receivers so each driver can have one.
(via WFMY in Greensboro)