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

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  • 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
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Product Information

Size: Single | Color: Black
Technical Details
Brandresqme, Inc.
Item Weight1.1 ounces
Product Dimensions2.8 x 0.6 x 1.3 inches
Item model number01.100.01
Manufacturer Part Number01.100.01
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #1,212 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 1, 2006
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Parts
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Product Description

Size: Single | Color: Black

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.


Inspired by LifeHammer, the acclaimed automotive escape tool, ResQMe is a revolutionary handheld rescue tool that provides drivers and passengers with the same level of confidence and results as its larger cousin in the event of a life-threatening entrapment incident in your vehicle. Ultra small, yet designed to provide the instant and easy ability to cut through jammed seat belts and shatter side windows when the need arises, it is the inexpensive, portable power that every car should have onboard in the event of an emergency.

A black ResQMe attached to key chain
Fits right on your keychain.
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A black ResQMe detached from key chain revealing its blade
Quickly detachable when needed.
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Sketch of how to use ResQMe
Easy to use during an emergency.
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The Threat of Entrapment
Entrapment, the inability to escape a vehicle in the event of an emergency, is a very real threat to motorists. According to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics last publication, there are over 42,000 crash fatalities each year. That is almost 1 death every 12 minutes. Of these, an estimated 500 people died while trapped inside their vehicles. Along with water related incidents, a potential factor in this disturbing number of emergencies is the growing prevalence of power windows that can become jammed due to submersion or fire. As a result of these facts the demand for high-performance automobile safety equipment is on the rise, with ResQMe fast becoming the most convenient option in vehicles all across North America. With ResQMe drivers can be confident that they will be able to cut through safety belts and smash car windows, when every second counts.

How Does it Work?
At just a hair over 3-inches in length and .6 ounces, ResQMe easily fits on to your keychain with a detachable clip. This small size also allows it to be stored in any number of places convenient to the driver, including a hanging position directly on the the steering or shifting columns, or in the extra key compartment under the dash. In the event of an entrapment pull the clip away from the product to reveal the cutter (blade). Hook this over a jammed seat belt and pull to free yourself. To activate the window breaker, simply push the black head against a side window until the concealed spring-loaded spike releases and shatters the window. Shattering a side window with ResQMe takes as little as 12 lb of pressure, meaning that virtually anyone can use it. And the fact that the blade can stand up to several uses and that the spike is easily loaded back into the ready position means that you will always be ready if you are unfortunate enough to be faced with another emergency incident.


  • Spring-loaded head effortlessly smashes the vehicle's side windows with only 12 lb Of force.
  • Razor sharp blade slices through jammed seat belts and is safely surrounded by the plastic casing.
  • ResQMe's included clip detaches from the body, allowing the user to quickly access the blade.
  • Clip doubles as a device to hang ResQMe from a keychain or other accessible area.
  • Originally offered exclusively to fire, paramedic and police organizations, but is now available to the public.
  • Contains an imprintable area suitable for personalization with user or company name.
What's in the Box
1-ResQMe unit, 1-detachable key chain clip/blade guard.

About Innovative Distributing/nov8[safety]
ResQMe 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.

From the Manufacturer

resqme - The Original Car Escape Tool!

Over 3 million motorists worldwide carry resqme - keychain car escape tool, to keep their family safe on the road!

resqme comes in a variety of trendy colors!

Distinguished Design.

About the size of a key remote and just 2.93 inches long, the resqme tool is the smallest car escape tool that you can find. It is light weight and fits in the palm of your hand. Its 3 conical cylindrical shape makes it very distinctive, and comes in a variety of trendy colors.

What is resqme?

The product resqme is to the car what the emergency hammer is to the train. 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.

  • Made in USA - The Original!
  • Breaks car side windows
  • Cuts jammed safety belts
  • Compact, lightweight & powerful
  • The most affordable and reliable car escapetool.
  • Trademarked and Patented

A gift for life.

Quality you can trust.

Always on your side.

Premium accessories (value pack available).

Proudly made in USA

Red dot product design award

Certified GS TUV

BBB Accredited Business - A+

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

On Key Chain!
Hopefully I'll never have to use this but if I do I have the confidence that it will work.
What a great idea for a helpful tool that can help save a life!
Glenn S.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

351 of 358 people found the following review helpful By C. Brace on November 24, 2009
Color Name: YellowSize 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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371 of 387 people found the following review helpful By R. Hatch on January 1, 2009
Color Name: YellowSize 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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152 of 157 people found the following review helpful By Samuel G. Gentry on January 22, 2013
Color Name: PinkSize 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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166 of 173 people found the following review helpful By Zach Johnson on February 11, 2007
Color Name: Royal BlueSize 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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127 of 137 people found the following review helpful By M. Neumann on December 12, 2009
Color Name: PinkSize 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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98 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 8, 2007
Color Name: Royal BlueSize 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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