Because a study said that 19 out of 20 kids under the age of 16 can sleep through a fire alarm at 120 decibels – yeah right, my kids wake up if I even breathe too loudly – KidSmart came up with an innovative smoke alarm that promises to wake at least a few of those 19 kids up if there’s a fire. Instead of a shrill beep, the alarm records a parent’s voice and plays it back when smoke is detected.
In addition to “wake up, wake up you lazy little bastard”, there’s also directions and instructions that can be recorded as well. Stuff like “leave your teddy bear” and “go out the front door, not to the basement” will come in handy for younger children. Grab one for $29.90.