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Don't bother - zero stars - beware
on May 9, 2009
After carefully following the directions and applying these straps they turned out to be COMPLETELY WORTHLESS. The quality of the adhesive is terrible. It doesn't matter what kind of surface I tried (and I tried numerous with new straps) it doesn't stick. They barely have the strength to hold themselves on to a cabinet or door, let alone being yanked on by curious tots. The adhesive is so bad that it doesn't even stay adhered to itself - let me explain. The backing is basically two sided foam tape and one side is already attached to the product and the other side you simply peel and press. The thing is, not only did it not stay adhered to my cabinet but some of the straps actually left the adhesive tape on the cabinet and came off of the actual plastic piece that was supposed to be locking it! If it can't even stay attached to itself how on earth can it do the job as advertised? Seriously this is a MAJOR SAFETY HAZARD and this product is going to really cause problems. It does say on the package that this is a deterrent and that adult supervision is necessary blah blah blah...but honestly people, it is not even a deterrent in the slightest sense of the word. In fact, it's more likely to attract curiosity from your child and then cause a problem when they give the "strapped" object even the slightest pull. Also, to put things in perspective I am using this for an 11 month old...so I can't imagine how larger and older children would fare. It's only a matter of time (hopefully sooner than later) until this product is taken off the market (or vastly improved) - and I only hope that it is because enough people complain and not because a child has been seriously injured. Absolute trash.