BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From 1998 to 2017, 742 children died from heatstroke after accidentally being left in a hot car*. As temperatures hit record highs this summer, parents and caretakers need to exercise extreme caution, as a child’s body temperature rises 3-5 times faster than an adult’s, making them more vulnerable to heatstroke.
CYBEX, the award-winning child safety and lifestyle brand for parents, is helping to fight the risk of heat related vehicular deaths with the recently launched Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0. This smart-tech convertible car seat integrates important safety technology into the chest clip of the car seat to alert the driver when unsafe conditions arise. Alerts are provided through an installed vehicle receiver and the caregiver’s smartphone when:
- The driver accidentally leaves the child behind in the car
- A child unbuckles themselves while the car is in motion
- The back seat becomes too hot or too cold for the child’s comfort
- A child has been seated in their car seat for too long
In the event a child is left behind when the vehicle is switched off, caregivers are alerted through their smartphone’s installed SensorSafe app with a gentle reminder that a child may still be buckled in the back seat. If no action is taken to clear this alert, a notice is then sent to the caregiver’s designated emergency contact with GPS coordinates of the vehicle’s last known location.
Additionally, the Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 features adjustable Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System), which can reduce side impact forces by up to 25% when used properly, and a 12-position height adjustable headrest with an integrated no-rethread harness for protection that grows with your child.
The Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 retails for $329.99, and is suitable from birth to 65 pounds (approx. 4-6 years). Parents and caregivers may download the SensorSafe app for free, which includes instruction manuals, demo videos and other useful information to ensure proper use. Please visit www.cybex-online.com for more information.
*source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Established in 2005, CYBEX has been globally renowned for their iconic design, innovative technology, easy functionality and superior safety features on all their products for stylish adults embarking on parenthood. In early 2014, CYBEX merged with Goodbaby International Holding Limited. The group is one of the world’s leading enterprises for the development and production of child and teen goods. The CEO of CYBEX is Johannes Schlamminger. For more information, visit www.cybex-online.com