Research says devices intended to save children in hot vehicles are unreliable

The New York Times reports, “Technology aimed at preventing the deaths of children in hot vehicles is no substitute for careful caregiving, federal officials said, describing some products being sold as ‘unreliable.'”

Research “examined products designed to stop children up to age 2 from being left in parked closed vehicles.” More than 520 “children – more than half of them under 2 – have died in those circumstances since 1998, according to the report, which was done jointly by the Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.”

Investigators found that none of the devices studied were unfailingly dependable.

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