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RESQME Car Escape Tool: 2-in-1 Glass Breaker & Seat Belt Cutter with Key Ring $15.90 (20% off) + Shipping @ C&L Tool Centre

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Already sold 3500+ to the local electricity company. Handy, lightweight and it's a life-saving tool. Officially imported from USA.
EOFY Deal - 20% off.

  • Over 4 million motorists worldwide carry resqme – keychain car escape tool, to keep their family safe on the road.
  • This 2 in 1, safety and survival tool, allows you to cut a jammed seatbelt and to break a side window in your car.
  • Originally developed for first responders (firefighters EMTs, law enforcement agencies).
  • resqme has become an essential safety solution for all safety-conscious drivers.

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    Want a free tip? You know how most cars have removable headrests? Want to know why they're removable? Because they're to be used as a glass breaker in event of emergency.

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      Urban myth, never proven.

      Not all headrests are removable and not all have sharp ends.

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        Thanks, always thought it to be true, but a quick Google search provided lots of pages and videos pricing this doesn't work.

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        These products don't have sharp ends. You don't need sharp ends….

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          These products are a spring loaded metal pin. That's what breaks the glass. Good luck trying to swing a head rest hard enough to break a window in a small car.

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            @richy_o: You're not supposed to swing them, you're supposed to wedge the metal stalks into the gap between the glass and the door frame and pull.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZTa8Nh0VlE

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              @psyren89: interesting video, but it relies on some many things going right at the time. That little glass breaker is designed specifically to do just that.

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      Who told you that crap?

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    $10 shipping kills the deal for me.

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    Shipping Estimate give me the following for a Melbourne suburb (and 2000)
    Invalid Location
    No shipping methods are available for that location.

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      You can find out the shipping cost on the shopping cart / checkout page.

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        Thanks, the cart shipping estimate works.
        $10 too rich for a $16 item.

        Should add Plus Delivery to Title.

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      I have REPCO one in each of my cars. Looks solid and would do the job.

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      I think Repco may need to revise their description :)
      "This GV Tools Emergency Safety Hammer is … if you ever need to quickly break into a car on a hot day. "

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        Read that description too , never thought of that before ,only thought of getting out of car in floodwaters.
        But can imagine a poor dog stuck in a car in summer.

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          I had. It still sounds bad/funny to me + you would probably have this tool inside the car.. well, normally.

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    it's essentially a branded version of these $3.50 versions https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/303988753064?hash=item46c72442a8...

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      Yes it looks like the sort of product that could be made and shipped from China very cheaply. You get the added benefit of a logo and website printed on it that you didn't really want and only 7x the price shipped. Points for audacity to post it as a sale item.

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    I'm teaching my 16 year old daughter to drive right now. I might get one of these just in case I need to escape

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    Already sold 3500+ to the local electricity company.

    Which company? I have a few bridges they might be interested in.

    These devices fit squarely into the category of hype items ("keep their family safe on the road" - PULEEEASE!) which will never be used by 99.99% of owners. The other 0.01% will use them to break into you car - probably using one they stole from another car previously.

    Good to see they're "officially imported from the USA" and not smuggled in via submarine though.

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      A lot of those people in the electricity company will also have first aid kits with the vast majority of the contents getting thrown out due to expiration because they never get used, are first aid kits also “hype”?

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        Your comparison is ridiculous - and ignorant wrt to most FA kit contents - but thanks for the additional dose of hyperbole. There wasn't quite enough in the original post to get me through the week.

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          How is it ridiculous and ignorant? I used to audit nearly 100 kits at my workplace and over a six or seven year period we had to smash more windows than we had to use cpr masks, triangle bandages, snake bite bandages or amputated parts bags. 90% of the components in a kit have an expiration date and have to be replaced at least 3 months prior to expiry.

          Outside of work I’ve had to help people out of rolled cars on multiple occasions. One of them understeered on a gravel road and luckily the window smashed when they went over so it was easy enough to help them, all the others were smart enough to have their windows down or removed. Each would have been much trickier had the windows been up/not smashed.

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            @mapax: There is very little in my first personal aid kits which require regular replacement - despite the "expiry" dates on bandages etc. Businesses however have an additional duty of care so they routinely clear them out, as we did with every audit. Common sense and a little bit of first aid knowledge/training will tell you what's critical and what isn't for your personal kit. Irrespective, in an emergency using an unsterilised pad or bandage (fr example) is better than doing nothing. How do you think people managed before kits became de rigeur?

            Good to hear that you're an accident lucky charm, and those "smart" people wound down their windows (or "removed" them) in anticipation of an imminent crash. There are numerous ways to smash a window - IF it's needed in a serious accident. If you're in a rollover and hanging upside down or side one then having one of these devices in your glovebox will be an absolute boon (insert sarcasm emoji).

            Here's my quaint anecdote. A witness to my wife's crash years ago had no trouble breaking the rear window to get access to the front door locks. As would be expected, beyond that he had little knowledge of what to do safely so he rang emergency. Thankfully he was smart enough to not try to drag my wife and her passenger - neither of whom was seriously injured - out of the car.

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    There's a lot of doubt as to whether these things work on modern car windows. I'm not volunteering to prove it either way though.

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    Real Ozbargainers smash a broken ceramic piece from a spark plug in their wallet and use that to break their windshield 😛

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    These work on windows that are not laminated (almost all car windscreens are laminated). Source :- member of SES road crash rescue team. I have used mine to break about 10 side windows in a variety of car brands. Always use in the very corner of the window. I carry one on my key chain and so do a lot of other members.

    If you have to escape through a laminated windscreen my method is to move the car seat as far forward as it will go and kick the screen with both feet - the screen will come out in a sheet. When we take out a screen for a person trapped accident we use a hacksaw after punching a small hole in the corner.

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      This tool is not designed for breaking winscreens (front), it's usually for side windows, which you would easier to escape. But it's always worth checking with your vehicle manufactory what glass type is your side window.

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        "Escaping" through a broken window while injured or in shock? Seriously bad advice in general.