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LifeHammer The Original Emergency Hammer (Orange)

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  • Double-sided head with hardened steel points shatters vehicle windows in an emergency
  • Includes mounting bracket to hold LifeHammer in place within your vehicle console until needed
  • Protected razor-sharp blade to cut through a seat belt and free trapped passenger
  • Fluorescent button for easy retrieval in the dark
  • Awarding-winning design that is compact and light
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brandresqme, Inc.
Item Weight6.4 ounces
Product Dimensions8 x 3 x 2 inches
Item model numberGB0-PARENT
Manufacturer Part NumberGB0LHINCLO
  
Additional Information
ASINB000BN3A4Y
Best Sellers Rank #34 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 31, 2004
  
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Product Description

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LifeHammer not only is the next step in the evolution of vehicle safety, but can also be held in the palm of the driver's hand. Consisting of a double-tipped hardened steel hammer, and a safe seat belt cutting blade, it is designed as an aid drivers and passengers who, in the event of an emergency, need to quickly escape from their vehicle. Whether the emergency is due to submersion in water, a fire or a related event, this lifesaving device is easily stored out of the way, yet within range of the driver.

LifeHammer with features called out
Mountable protection in the event of an auto entrapment emergency.
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Why LifeHammer
The demand for high-performance automobile safety equipment is on the rise, and Innovation Distributing's LifeHammer is fast becoming standard safety equipment in vehicles all across North America. The LifeHammer cuts through safety belts and smashes car windows with a single motion, allowing trapped passengers to quickly escape. Entrapment is a real threat to motorists. Last year, AAA estimated that more than 11,000 vehicles sank in canals, lakes or other waterways, resulting in 292 deaths - almost one per day. According to statistics gathered by the National Highway Safety Council, incidents of entrapment increased by 100% between 1995 and 1998. A potential factor is the growing prevalence of power windows that can become jammed due to submersion or fire.

The LifeHammer double-sided head
A double-sided head to quickly shatter side windows.
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A razor sharp safety blade for cutting through seatbelts in an emergency
Quick release from safety belts when the need arises.
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Simple to Use
In the event of a life-threatening auto entrapment emergency, time is of the essence. That's why LifeHammer is designed with simplicity in mind. LifeHammer comes complete with a mounting bracket that both holds the tool securely in place and allows it to be mounted in your car within reach of the driver (professional mounting is recommended). In the event of entrapment in your vehicle just grab hold of the head of the LifeHammer, pulling it up and away from the mounting bracket. Use the razor-sharp blade to slice through your seat belt and swing the LifeHammer towards the side window to break the glass. The effectiveness of the blade is proven as a one-time use only, while the head can be reused many times, but should be inspected after every use.

German Craftsmanship and US Law Enforcement Approved
The LifeHammer was originally invented in Germany in 1983 and has been endorsed by European traffic safety organizations for over 15 years. Since Innovation Distributing launched the LifeHammer in North America in 1997, it has been tested and approved by the FBI and the United States Marshalls and is gaining rapid support from Public Safety Departments across the country. Compact, lightweight, and easy to use, the LifeHammer is an essential tool for preventing senseless fatalities due to accidental entrapment in a vehicle.

Features:

  • Double-sided head with hardened steel points shatters vehicle windows in an emergency.
  • Includes mounting bracket to hold LifeHammer in place within your vehicle console until needed.
  • Protected razor-sharp blade to cut through a seat belt and free trapped passenger.
  • Fluorescent button for easy retrieval in the dark.
  • Awarding-winning design is patented worldwide.
  • Compact and light at 8"L x 3"W x 1-1/2" Thick and only 4.9 ounces.
What's in the Box
1-LifeHammer original orange emergency hammer, mountable plastic storage case.

About Innovative Distributing/nov8[safety]
LifeHammer is distributed by Innovation Distributing, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, doing business as nov8[safety]. Specializing in providing quality emergency hammers, auto escape tools, and other safety related products, their great vision is to bring new ideas with a function and purpose to the safety market and provide a "Gift for Life" suitable for every driver on the road.

Product Description

LifeHammer's Original Emergency Hammer is a high-quality car escape tool, designed to help prevent automotive entrapment after an accident. Should power locks become disabled or a safety belt jam after an accident, the double-sided steel hammer heads allow the vehicle occupant to shatter side and rear windows, while a safely concealed razor-sharp blade cuts easily through safety belts. This product includes a mounting bracket (made of tough ABS plastic) for convenient installation, a polypropylene grip and handle, and a florescent pin which glows in the dark for easy retrieval. Made in Holland.


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Customer Reviews

Looks like it is made very well and it is sturdy.
I. Pajari
Mount this tool where you can easily reach it and then practice locating it and removing it from the mounting bracket with your eyes closed.
Jake Beckham
I feel better knowing that I can grab it in case of an emergency.
D. Baptista

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

127 of 130 people found the following review helpful By HDS on December 11, 2007
Color Name: Orange Verified Purchase
It happened at the end of our road several years ago. A mother and her child died in a car trapped in flood waters. So when our children started driving we have gotten them each a LifeHammer.

Yes, it's ugly and yes I figured they would all complain. But you know. They all have carried their hammers, and if they don't feel safer, at least I feel they are safer.

The LifeHammer is smaller than some making it easier to mount. The only complaint I have is that it fits very tightly into the holder. This certainly keeps it from bouncing out while driving but in a panic situation I would think it might be better if it came loose easier. I contacted LifeHammer to tell them of my concerns, and they told me that by fitting it tightly it forces the user to take a firm grasp on it, making it less likely they will drop it in a panic situation. That makes sense I guess.

In any case even a 5 year old can remove the hammer from the holder so I guess it is OK.

It is easy to see, and has two heads so it doesn't matter which way you hold it. Either side will shatter a window without much effort. We tried it on a junk car, and the door glass broke easily with 1 solid whack. The seat-belt knife at the end of the handle also works, though not as easily as the hammer. It took a little work to cut a seat belt, but it did work.

This is a good solid product that works exactly as designed. Well worth the price. Hopefully you'll never have to use it.
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73 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Bambi L. Morgan on November 10, 2009
Color Name: Orange
I recently took a vehicle extrication class. The window punch that was on the extrication truck would not work. I remembered having this. It broke countless windows with just one hit to the corner. (you always want to hit the corner of the windows)The plastic handle did get a little cut up but will still go through more windows. The seatbelt cutter only made It through 1 seatbelt, and now it has alot of seatbelt fibers on the blade.
I would advise when mounting this in your vehicle that you mount it by your middle dome light, in case the driver is knocked out, someone else can still get it. (-:
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126 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Jake Beckham on September 1, 2006
Color Name: Orange
Car side windows are tough and almost impossible to break without a tool. This tool has pointed heads on the hammer which will cause the tempered glass in side windows (NOT the windshield) to shatter when hit with some force. As in all emergencies the key thing is to calm youself so you can think clearly. Mount this tool where you can easily reach it and then practice locating it and removing it from the mounting bracket with your eyes closed. With this tool you can fairly easily break the window and cut your seat belt if needed so you can exit the vehicle, hopefully before it sinks, if you have driven into flood water. You can also use it to rescue yourself or someone else trapped in a vehicle as a result of an accident that has jambed the doors where they won't open. The Today Show on NBC just recently had a segment on escaping a sinking vehicle and showed this tool in use.
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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful By RV on May 9, 2007
Color Name: Orange Verified Purchase
The tool delivers on all of its functional promises - effective glass hammer, belt cutter and it's at the ready! I would suggest buying some adhesive velcro or some double-stick tape to mount it to the underside of your automobile dashboard. Mount it under the steering wheel, and you'll always know where to find it.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth W. Powers on November 1, 2011
Color Name: Orange Verified Purchase
Earlier today I drove into about 8 feet of water and the car was going under. I had a LifeHammer in my car and was able to take out the driver's side window with ease and swim to safety. I cannot recommend this enough.

I pray that you never have to use this device (I never thought I would have to use it either) but this is an absolute essential for anybody who drives a car. Stop reading the reviews and just buy the thing.
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184 of 215 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa Caliendo on December 3, 2007
Color Name: Orange
OK, so I buy 2 of these for my car and my husband's. He scoffs at it saying, "When am I ever going to use this??" Well, he hasn't needed to but I did!
Driving home to Wisconsin from Rhode Island with a friend and my 11 year old son. We're in Cleveland, on the highway in the middle of the night and my son in the back seat says, "Mom, my seat belt is stuck." Of course, I ask all the questions, "What are you talking about?" and just a lot of "What?'s" Simple right? Just unbuckle it and fix it.
After failing to solve the problem while driving and starting to hear some panic in my son's voice, I reluctantly pull off to the side of the highway. Just on a side note, this wasn't a part of the highway where there were exits for food or gas stations. In fact, the only exits were one's that I absolutely did not want to get off at fearing I would never get back on (no offense to Cleveland of course, we all have those stretches of highway.)
I get out of the car and open my son's door to find that the problem which I expected to be easily solved, was not solveable. Somehow while he was sleeping, he twisted and turned and double wrapped the seatbelt around him. And it gets worse. Because he had spent 15-20 minutes trying to get himself out and had already unbuckled the belt, he kept making the belt tighter and tighter, to the point where not only was there no belt room to get any slack back, he started having trouble breathing because it was wrapped around his lower stomach so tight I could not get my fingers underneath. I don't know if any of you can picture this because my husband could not when I explained it to him.
It dawns on me that I have this tool in my glovey, and I think it has a seat belt cutter on it. Do I actually have to use this?
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