A Lexington-based company announced last week it has reached a deal for nationwide distribution of a new product aimed at reducing heat-related illnesses in athletes and others.
IonX International said its Body Temperature Alert Patch will be available at more than 550 retail outlets, including The Sports Authority and select Hibbett Sports, by mid- to late June.
The patch, which is designed for single-use, changes colors when a wearer is in danger of overheating. It changes back to its original color when a person's temperature returns to a level that's not at-risk. It can be placed on a variety of body areas including spots on the biceps, inner forearm and wrist, according to a news release.