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Research continues on voice smoke detectors

Kids sleep more soundly than adults and smoke alarms may not be a match for a sleeping child. NBC's Jeff Rossen reports.

We've received several viewer emails about our story on smoke alarms that aired March 22. In the piece, reporter Jeff Rossen mentioned a new alarm prototype that's being developed which allows parents to record their own voices as the alarm, telling their kids to get up. 

Although there are some smoke detectors sold online that allow you to record the sound of your own voice as the alarm, they are not mainstream and are available only in small numbers.  Major smoke detector manufacturers told us they will continue to follow the research about these alarms. 

For more from Rossen on why kids are prone to sleep through smoke alarms please click here.