is unique quite simply because other products on the market cannot even come close
to accomplishing the same results!
There are U.V. shades
for strollers to keep the sun off of children, which can be helpful. There are battery
operated fans for strollers, which help circulate the air but really do very little
as far as cooling. They will not help reduce perspiration and really provide a false
sense of cooling. Also, there is a company that makes a gel based cooling pad for
car seats and strollers. The company specifically states that a child cannot sit
on nor come into direct contact with this pad in any way because the temperatures
are around freezing. It will give the child a chill because it is too cold for skin contact.
The only benefit is to put the pad on the car seat or stroller when the child is
not in it so that it doesn’t get as hot when they return. That sounds good
but after you put your warm child into the seat or stroller, it will heat back up
to its original temperature within a short period of time and the minimal cooling
it provided will be completely lost.
Finally, nearly every
other company who develops phase change materials (PCM) do not develop Renewable
Phase Change Materials (RPCM®) such as the ones we use in Stroll -n-
The difference is that our RPCM® are biodegradable, non-toxic, non-hazardous,
from the earth “green technology”, bio-based (of living things), and
100% fat & oil based. Our RPCM® are made from high-technology processed
fats and oils that are even classified as “food grade” by the F.D.A.
They are completely harmless to people, animals, and the environment. They are environmentally
friendly. Please click on the Pure Temp logo for more environmental information.
that are commonly used by “Other Companies” contain hexadecane
or some other variety of old-style petroleum based by-products, all of which are
hazardous. Companies that produce PCM will say they are non-toxic, which
means poisonous, but they cannot and will not say that they are non-hazardous,
which means risky or dangerous. If you pull up a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
on hexadecane you will find a
The personal protection mentions that hexadecane is hazardous in case of skin contact
(irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation (lung
irritant). I don’t feel like this is the type of product you would want your
child coming into contact with, especially if the inner cavity was to be torn apart
or punctured in some way (exposing the PCM). I know that our company is not willing
to take on the additional liability concerns that hexadecane can pose, especially
when dealing with children’s products. The last thing we would do is put
a product on the market that could be potentially harmful to your child.