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resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool, Made in USA (Black)

by resqme, Inc.
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,028 customer reviews)
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Size: Single
Color: Black
  • Seat belt cutter + Car window breaker
  • Compact, lightweight & powerful
  • Easily accessible, no installation required
  • Tested and certified by TÜV
  • Over 10 years saving lives worldwide
  • Red Dot Design Award - Winner 2014

Frequently Bought Together

resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool, Made in USA (Black) + Original Life Hammer Escape Hammer (Orange), 2 Pack + LifeHammer The Original Emergency Hammer (Orange)
Price for all three: $44.84

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Product Details

Size: Single | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 0.6 x 1.3 inches ; 1.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000IE0EZO
  • Item model number: RQM BLA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,028 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142 in Automotive (See Top 100 in Automotive)
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Product Description

Size: Single | Color: Black

Amazon.com

When seconds count, be ready for unexpected situations. With 10+ years of saving lives and nearly 3 million units sold worldwide, the resqme Keychain Car Escape Tool is ideal for car entrapment scenarios (including water submersion, rollovers, fire, and more) with two main features that can potentially save your life. The resqme can 1) cut jammed seat belts, and 2) break side windows that won’t open in the case of power failure or locked doors. Assist passengers and other motorists in danger in 3 easy steps (pull, cut, break) with a tool that's always within reach when you need it. Compact, lightweight, and yet powerful, the resqme Keychain Car Escape Tool is easy and safe to use.

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Three simple steps for car safety in the event of entrapment

Key Features

  • Seat belt cutter plus car window breaker
  • Compact, lightweight, and powerful
  • Easily accessible, no installation required
  • Usable by everyone--no force needed
  • Tested and certified by TÜV
  • Over 10 years saving lives worldwide
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Easily accessible, easy to use to escape your vehicle
US Made Using High Quality Materials

The resqme Keychain Car Escape Tool is proudly made in USA, using strong and colorful ABS plastic and a stainless steel razor sharp blade designed for multiple cuts. The extreme hardness of the built-in spike is crafted to break tempered glass using an effective spring center punch--no force is required. It reloads itself in seconds for other uses, and a strong clip keeps resqme secured to your keys for easy access. It's standard equipment for police and fire departments worldwide, and now you can be just as prepared.

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Available in multiple bright, easy-to-see colors
A Gift For Life

The resqme Keychain Car Escape Tool is the perfect gift for your loved ones, including parents, family members, friends, and especially new and young drivers. It's an ideal present for all occasions such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, holiday stocking stuffers, and more.

What’s in the Box?

resqme Keychain Car Escape Tool with window breaker and seat belt cutter, strong clip that attaches to your keys, key ring, instruction manual, limited warranty.

About resqme, Inc.

resqme's purpose is to give all motorists peace of mind on the road with an innovative auto rescue tool. The company is committed to continuing its leadership in providing the latest safety technologies for drivers across the country. resqme, Inc. values customer satisfaction while continuing to provide reliable products that improve automobile safety in your community. Safety awareness is a primary goal and the company is dedicated to educating drivers and sharing information that can save lives on the road "when seconds count." The resqme Foundation and resqme, Inc are proud members of many safety organizations, including the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition, Operation ALIVE of the University of Manitoba, Canada, National Drowning Prevention Alliance, National Organizations for Youth Safety, National Breast Cancer Foundation, National Auto Fleet Association, and the Governor Highway Safety Association.

Product Description

ResQMe is a revolutionary hand-held rescue tool amazingly powerful despite its mini size. A fierce but absolutely safe spring loaded stainless steel spike allows the vehicle occupant to easily break side windows and a carefully concealed stainless steel razor blade slices through a jammed seat belt to prevent vehicular entrapment.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
222 of 227 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Defect worries unfounded November 24, 2009
Color Name:Yellow| Size Name:Pack of 2|Verified Purchase
My wife wanted me to order some of these as stocking stuffers for friends and family. We live in area with alot of big lakes and rivers, so it makes sense to have a safety device like this in every car. While noticing that several reviewers had problems with them not working, I was tempted to go for the larger LifeHammer instead. I would feel terrible if someone was relying on a gift from me to save their life, and have it fail when that time came (God forbid!)

I took my chances and ordered 8 ResQme keychains (4 Blue, 4 Yellow.) All arrived quickly in usual Amazon fashion. I found a scrap piece of soft wood and proceeded to test them out. Of the 8, only 1 (yellow) failed to "strike" the wood and leave an impression from the steel point. However, after cycling the device 5 or 6 more times, it began to strike the wood and leave an impression in the wood. After 10 or so additional tests, I was unable to get the device to fail again. My guess is that there was some plastic "flashing" inside from the injection molding process that was slowing down or stopping that striker from firing properly (based upon a small, thin piece of yellow plastic being left on the wood after the 5 cycles preceding the device starting to work properly.) So, if you get one that does not work, try cycling it many times and see if that fixes it before going through the return process. ** I STRONGLY recommend testing this or any other device you may some day rely on with your life. The chances of needing to use this are remote, but please make sure that it works in the event that day arrives.

While I would certainly have preferred that all of the devices worked upon delivery, the end result is that they were all working in short order, and I feel comfortable giving them as gifts to people that I care about. The 4 stars in because the factory should be testing these before shipping them out the door...
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145 of 149 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works, is nice and small. Worth your pocket change. February 11, 2007
Color Name:Royal Blue| Size Name:Single|Verified Purchase
I got a couple of these a coupld weeks back after watching a Mythbusters episode about submerged cars. For my wife the unit is small and easily added to here key ring. I hung mine from the seatbelt in my car. I had some tempered glass laying around my garage, so I gave it a quick try. It worked as expected. With just a little bit of pressure the glass was punctured and immediately shattered.

I highly recommend this device, especially give its low price.
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251 of 266 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This will work..... January 1, 2009
Color Name:Yellow|Size Name:Pack of 2
This thing will work. Back on my days on the fire dept. we used a spring loaded center punch (automatic center punch) to break out car windows. You don't have to swing it like the hammer type so you don't have to worry about follow through and hitting a person on the inside of the car. It will work best if you use it on one of the corners of the window. This thing works on the same principle as the center punch. It will not work for the front windshield, it is laminated. It will break the front window but the laminate holds the window together. The seat belt cutter is a nice thing to have also. It seems like most of you folks want this for water safety. Remember one thing, when your car hits the water it is like hitting a brick wall. Anything in the car is going to go flying around. This thing is designed to stay on your keys till you need it and you just pull it off. If you can just pull it off, I would say the force of the impact COULD send this thing flying. FYI, even a plain old screwdriver can break your windows in no time. Just lay the screwdriver flat against the glass (best if done on one of the corners). Press the handle of the screwdriver with the palm of your hand then grab the tip of the screwdriver with your other hand, pull it back and let go. It will snap the tip of the screwdriver into the tempered glass and shatter it in little pieces.
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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Car Escape Tool January 22, 2013
Color Name:Pink| Size Name:Single|Verified Purchase
I bought this product for my wife and one for my daughter. In 2010, she had a car accident and had to use the seat belt cutter and the glass inpact hammer after she went off a bridge and into the water.......I believe it helped save her life.
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111 of 118 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Safety Item December 12, 2009
Color Name:Pink| Size Name:Single|Verified Purchase
After reading the other comsumers horrifying review I called the company who manufactures the ResQme keychain. I am not sure how the other consumer "tested" his/her keychains but the person I talked to said it has to be tested "on" someTHING. You can not just push the botton and have it "spring" into thin air. He recommended a notebook so the device's blade would not dull. He said you can even use this device more than once. Fire fighters and Police Officers, Rescue Personnel do use this or the Life Hammer. He said the disadvantage of the Life Hammer is that if you are submerged under water you are not able to swing the Life Hammer, where with the ResQme keychain it is spring loaded.
After a 22 year old woman just died from sliding off a highway during a Minnesota blizzard into a ice cold lake,(12-8-09) I am getting ReQme keychains for all my family members for Christmas gifts! I would rather take the chance of it not working than my family members not have it at all. I do have faith that it WILL work.
Any questions please call the Life Hammer and ResQme keychains manufactuer. Their phone number can be found online.
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83 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ResQMe keychain emergency escape tool July 8, 2007
Color Name:Royal Blue|Size Name:Pack of 2
This is a great tool. Its about 3" long by 1.25" wide and .625" thick. Thats roughly the same size as a standard remote keyfob. It is very lightweight so it doesn't make your keys too heavy either.
I chose the yellow so it would be easy to find, and so far it's helped me find my keys at least 20 times. To top it off it comes in a set of 2.

The basic concept is easy. There are two tools, one to cut the seat belt and one to break open the window. The tool attaches to the keychain by a plastic clip that snaps on firmly and doubles as the seat belt cutter protective cover.

When you need it you can just grab it and pull away from the keyring, leaving the keys in the ignition. Slip it over the seatbelt and pull. Slices like butter. Then press the larger end against the window and press. No need to smack or swing or use any force at all. The spring loaded punch will do the work for you. The hardened metal point pops into the window smashing it easily. Try it on a cardboard box, or a piece of scrap wood and you can see the dent it makes. Don't try it on your window though, unless you are ready to buy a new piece of glass.

There is a note in the instructions warning that it does not work on laminated safety glass. Front windshields use that type to keep the pieces from cutting you if it breaks. It makes that milky spiderweb look and holds all the pieces together.

I have had the lifehammer tool, but there is no good place to keep it. If I needed it, would I have time, or even be able to find in the glove box or the bottom of the center console? I doubt it. With the ResQMe keychain, its right at the ignition, where you could reach it any time. This is a fantastic improvement.

It comes in several colors too help accesorize too. Personally I love the yellow. Comes in package of 2 so you have one for your loved one too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love this product. I have it on all of my keychains.
Published 20 hours ago by Daniel_SJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great to have around. They work. Have tested on windows. Will order more.
Published 20 hours ago by BH
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excelente producto
Published 21 hours ago by Willmer
4.0 out of 5 stars haven't used it yet -- but is looks like it will do the
haven't used it yet -- but is looks like it will do the job
Published 21 hours ago by june
5.0 out of 5 stars Good to have in car "Just in Case"
Good to have in car "just in case" very nice & compact. Might get a second one.
Published 22 hours ago by Desert CatMom
5.0 out of 5 stars Will Hopefully Never Have tonReview This Item...
Looks well built and easy o use when and if required. Will,hopefully never be able to review this item.
Published 2 days ago by K. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to use
great escape tool
Published 2 days ago by james sanchez
3.0 out of 5 stars But the return process through Amazon was great! After filling out an...
I bought a 2 pack of green, red, and blue tools. 5 out of 6 functioned after testing a few times. I read other reviews and expected at least one to not function. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Tig78
5.0 out of 5 stars Made well, never been used, Praise God!
Made well. Can't give an honest review because I've never used it and I pray I never have to.
Published 3 days ago by Diane
4.0 out of 5 stars Great tool to save a life.
GREAT PRODUCT!! My kids got one for each of them. Light weight so you actually carry it on your keychain.
Published 3 days ago by K. Turner
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