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Consumer Reports: Backseat baby alarm

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A device that claims to help prevent parents from making the fatal mistake of leaving a child in a hot car. A device that claims to help prevent parents from making the fatal mistake of leaving a child in a hot car.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(CONSUMER REPORTS) - A device that claims to help prevent parents from making the fatal mistake of leaving a child in a hot car.

Life moves fast, especially if you are a parent.

Something as simple as getting out of a vehicle could quickly become a fatal mistake if you realize you left your child inside.

Joe Dorsey created a backseat baby alarm three years ago. It was his attempt to prevent tragedy from happening.

"It's a very simple device to make sure no child is forgotten in the backseat of a hot car," he said.

The device is about the size of a credit card and costs $20.

"It works just like your car works now to remind you that you left your keys in the ignition or forget to turn off your lights," explained Dorsey. "We all know what happens, a chime sounds, so I used the same concept."

Dantrell Bonner and his son, Dantrell Bonner, Jr., tried it out.

When the door is opened the first time, the driver hears a music box melody. That lets you know that the device is on. When the driver gets in, you hear another chime. That is the second confirmation tone.

The driver cannot get out of the car without hearing the sound again. When the back door is opened to take the child out, the alarm shuts off.

The product is not yet in stores, but it is available online, click here: http://www.backseatbabyalarm.com/Field-Test.html

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