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Smoke alarms using a mother's voice could be more efficient

Posted at 6:05 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 09:10:28-04

A mother's voice could be the key to saving a child's life in the event of a fire.

In a new study, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital tested various smoke alarms. Results showed that children would sleep up to five minutes through a loud, high-pitched traditional tone alarm which is common in most homes.

Smoke alarms that used their mother's voice, woke children up almost immediately.

Experts also recommend that parents have a plan, practice fire drills at home twice a year, and make sure the adults are responsible for waking up children and getting them out of the house.