Its been a few months since the grand finale of the American Inventor show aired (May 19, 2006) when Janusz Liberkowski won the title American Inventor. Janusz is the inventor of the Anecia Survival Capsule (a safer carseat).
For all those people who aren't aware of what happened In the finale... after Janusz won, CEO of Evenflo Company, Inc., Rob Matteucci, came out to announce that Evenflo is going to help Janusz develop the Anecia Survival Capsule. "Evenflo is committed to innovation, safety and consumer education," said Rob Matteucci, “This is an opportunity for possible safety advancements in an important product category. We’re proud to partner with “American Inventor” to lend our expertise and help take Mr. Liberkowski’s Anecia Survival Capsule to the next level.”
So its already July 28, 2006. Over two months after Janusz won the title American Inventor. Alas, an update on the car seat. I contacted the Evenflo people. This is the what they had to say:
"We have begun work on this exciting innovation with the winning inventor, Janusz Liberkowski, and are applying our expertise toward development of the product. The manufacture and production of a safe and sound car seat that complies with all governmental regulations is a complex and extensive endeavor. At this point, the project is in the developmental stage and, therefore, is not available for purchase. While we hope that our development efforts will lead to a viable product for sale to the public, there is much work and further evaluation to be done."
Bottom line- still in the developmental stage and there is no set date for when it will come to market.
If you want to know more about the Anecia Safety Capsule, take a look at Doug Hall (one of American Inventor's judges) live blog here at AmericanInventorSpot.com.
For all the readers, if you happen to come across any updates on American Inventor show contestants, please email me and let me know. I will be collecting information and publishing an update soon. To email me, just go to the contact link in the navigation bar or click contact and it will take you there.