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Roughly 37 children die of heatstroke each year in the U.S. as a result of being left in hot cars. Evenflo, which makes products for kids such as high chairs and strollers, created a smart car seat that could help prevent such incidents. When a car's engine turns off, the Advanced SensorSafe Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat uses a series of noises to remind the driver that they have a baby on board. The same alert goes off if the seat becomes unbuckled while the car is in motion. It's the first car seat with this kind of embedded technology that's also crash-tested, and at $150, it's not that much more expensive than other popular car seats. In August 2015, the smart car seat was released exclusively through Walmart, but will become widely available this summer.
valuation: Goodbaby International market cap $3.3 billion as of December 2015
public or private: Private, parent company is public
revenue: $2.1 million in annual sales
staff: 13,000 worldwide are employed by Evenflo's parent company, Goodbaby International
headquarters: Miamisburg, OH