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Fire Extinguishers Fall on People…It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

Here’s a quick summary of what one can easily find on twitter. Maybe one falling fire extinguisher out of 500, or even a thousand, gets a post?

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When we were seeking to engineer the industry’s best portable fire extinguisher, we saw that in addition to solving the problem of compliance with the ADA’s 4 inch protrusion limit, a few other things needed fixing as well. We thought that the current state of the art for wall hooks and hangers could use improvements for long-term durability and better aesthetics. Our “Button Hook” solution also increased safety by drastically reducing the likelihood of the fire extinguisher being bumped or knocked off our hook.

Our solution is actually very simple, tough, yet elegant compared to our competition. Take a look for yourself.

Their Hooks

Their Hooks

The Oval Button Hook (Patent Pending)

Our HookOvalButtonHookThe Oval fire extinguisher hook is the safest and most durable bracket design available

Another great feature of our “Button Hook” is that it allows the fire extinguisher’s vertical axis to rotate around the button hook nearly 180 degrees, side to side, without the fire extinguisher easily disengaging from the hook and falling. If one simply grabs the handle and lifts, the Oval fire extinguisher still easily releases from the button hook. The applied force on the button hook’s single fastener is mostly shear, rather than in tension, which means that the button hook is not pulling the fastener away from and out of the wall as is commonly found in faulty hook installations.