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Safe Escape Smoke Hoods, 2017 Fall Sale on Most Models

by Barbara 22. September 2017 06:18

Discounts for all models of Safe Escape products! Buy now to save on 1-1000 units of Safe Escape Smoke and Fire Hoods made for the International Market. Safe Home Products received special pricing through Occtober 31, 2017. We are passing savings along to our customers!Go to SafeHomeProducts.com. Enter SafeEscape in the left hand search and see all the products we sell. Then phone us for quantity pricing.

Note: Chinese market units do not meet the same specifications. The units we ar selling for made for export,

Shelf life is 6 years from date of manufacture. Each unit we sell is guaranteed for have a useful life of 5 years or more. Maximum shelf life is based about the life of the chemicals needed to save you in a fire or smoke situation. Each smoke hood is vacuum sealed in a pouch inside the soft or hard plastic case. Tested at North Carolina State University on their PYRO Dummy ( which is also used by USA DOD - Dept of Defense ) for testing all fabrics against flame resistance worn by all military personnel.  Provides heat protection against radian heat up to 1800 degreee F.

Without using this smoke mask, you have less than 60 seconds to escape the deadly effects of Smoke Inhalatio. Adjustable strap one size means these fit all on ages 2 and up. The hood/mask is flame -resistant, aluminum foil cloth, which will withstand 1400 degrees F and protect you from hot falling ash. The large clear front means clear vision of your surroundings. The technology used is licensed by NASA. Presently under submission in USA to NIOSH - OSHA - CDC for industrial use certification.

The Safe Escape 30 minute and 60 minutes smoke hoods have a 3 part system that protects against:

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
  • Hydrogen Chloride (HCL)
  • Acrolein (CH 2 CHCHO)
  • Anthrax
  • And many other toxic gases and smoke

Additional Warranty: If this unit is used in conjunction with an actual documented case when either fire or smoke are present, submit a fire or police report. We will forward this to the manufacturer and you will receive a replacement unit with a new unit direct from the China manufacturing facility. This replacement will be free excluding shipping, duties and taxes. 

Options include the Safe Escape Smoke Fire Hood ASE60 Soft Case 60 min., Safe Escape 30 minute in the hard case, Safe Escape 30 Minute Soft Case Smoke and Fire Hood  Hard case units also available in the ASE60 and Chem Bio Smoke Hood. Hard case units can be mounted on the wall. SAfe Home also sells other versioins of these units. Go to

Warranty: If this unit is used in conjunction with an actual documented case when either fire or smoke are present, submit a fire or police report. We will forward this to the manufacturer and you will receive a replacement unit with a 5 year shelf life direct from the China manufacturing facility. This replacement will be free excluding shipping, duties and taxes.

Contact us and we will be glad to provide you with a quotation for any quantity of smoke hoods of any type we sell. Thank you for your patronage of this woman-owned small business.

Sincerely,

Barbara

12 Volt Mini Carbon Monoxide Monitors for Police Vehicles Can Save Lives

by Barbara 26. July 2017 02:55

Q:"Having read about the issues with carbon monoxide in police cars, please explain more about the Safe-T-Alert 62-541-BL 12V CO Alarm, Surface Mount, Black.

Answer:

The most popular unit for police cars, private security vehicles and sleeping cabs for over the road trucks is the mini-sized Safe-T-Alert 62-541-BK in black. This same unit is available in Safe-T-Alert 62-541-WH 12V CO Alarm, Surface Mount.These units also come in flush mount versions which do require puncturing the dash to mount. Note: The manufacturer does not recommend this unit for this purpose. However, there are few other options except for those carbon monoxide sensitive yellow dot detectors which change color when exposed to CO.

Requires hard-wiring to 12 Volt system. Dimensions are 3.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches high by 1.25 inches deep. Mounting bracket .25 Inches deep is included. Add additional units for safety: also used as a replacement for 65-541.  10 year shelf life after manufacture. Limited warranty begins 1 year from date of purchase. Units have a 5 year life after powered up for first time. Silence alarm with mute button while RV or other vehicle is ventilated. Rapid recovery sensor resets when silenced or reactivates alarm if dangerous levels of CO remain. Memory Scan™ in the Safe-T-Alert 62-541 retains CO level that activated the alarm. Reliable. 12 Volt power: no batteries to replace. Micro Current Technology saves battery power. Durable. Built for the extreme RV environment. Approved. Meets RVIA/NFPA requirements. Listed to UL 2034 RV. Certified to CSA Std 6.19091 (R2006). End of life signal when alarm needs replacement. 30 day override. Made in USA by MTI Industries.
Alarm point is 400 PPM for 4-12 minutes. Memory of CO level is kept.

We offer fleet discounts on these units. Due to the popularity, large orders may be delayed 3-4 weeks. We are able to fulfill small order typically within 5 days or less.

Thanks again for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara Staib

Safe Home Products

Alcohol Breath Tester, Single Use, Accurate, Inexpensive

by Barbara 18. June 2017 09:00

Question about the Redline Single Use Breathalyzer

"Looking for a fast, inexpensive way to test my breath for alcohol before I drive home from a party." Thanks, Jim

I suggest the Redline Self Breathalyze. It is disposable, inexpensive, accurate, easy to use and single use. Results in 2 minutes. Fits in pocket! Might save your life or your driver's license! Traditional digital breathalyzers are not cost effective for occasional use. Disposable alcohol tests are a better choice. Redline is the only disposable breathalyser in the world to be quality approved and certified for accuracy by the FDA, USA, Standards Australia, French NF & German TUV.

Redline contains chemical crystals that change color from yellow to green when exposed to alcohol from a subject's breath. Reads above or below 0.05%. A positive test is displayed by green crystals above the two red lines on the tube. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined that the product is not hazardous nor toxic: no specific labeling is required.

Package includes a disposable breathalyzer ampule, measuring bag, and instruction guide. Dimensions of each tester are 4 in. x 2 in. x .8 in.) Weight: 5 oz.

Have a great summer!

Sincerely,
Barbara

Shorten Shade Cords with Safety Cleats to Reduce Child Deaths

by Barbara 3. December 2016 07:28

Dear Readers,

Cardinal Gates Shade Cord Safety Cleats popped into my head when I watched the Nightly News last night (December 2, 2016). The story focussed on the tragic deaths of two young children who strangled in danging shade cords. My heart goes out to these families and others who've had similar tragedies over the years. Mini-blind cords are reportedly among the most dangerous.

According to information on the internet, cords longer than 8 inches are not safe. Installation of new cordless shades is recommended. For those many families who cannot afford those purchases, Cardinal Gates Shade Cord Safety Cleats add a modicum of safety. No, this is not a fool proof solution. It is a safety option until cordless shades or blinds are installed.

Loose cords are strangulation hazards for children up to age 8, according to an internet article. By consistently wrapping dangling cords high above a child's reach, the temptation is lessened. We also recommend keeping chairs, sofas, stools, etc. away from windows where shades are mounted.

Buy one, buy 12. Safe Home saves you money with bulk packaging. In our home there are no children under 8. One "clawed" Siamese cat did manage to destroy several of our shade cords before we wound the cords up high on cleats. The cleats are hardly noticeable. We prefer to keep shades up in most rooms also due to Buddy's love for clawing them!

Cardinal Gates Shade Cord Safety Wrap, Clear Cleat, 12/BX or Cardinal Gates Cord Safety Wrap, Clear Cleat are featured on our website. Use for short, long and/or thick cords. Install cleat high enough so children and cats cannot reach it. Wrap cord around the cleat. High mounting on the window frame helps to deter attention from the cords. The included VHB (very high bond) adhesive means fast, easy installation. Adheres to metal, glass, wood and plastic. Peel and stick: one hour curing time. No drilling or hardware! Transparent plastic blends into any decor . Dimensions: 3.25 inches long by 0.50 inches deep by 1.00 inches wide. Twelve cord wraps in this package. Loose cords are strangulation hazards for small children.   NOTE: Not recommended for non-ratcheting blinds.  Bulk package: application directions included. Made in China.  Remember no safety product substitutes for adult supervision of children.

We installed these on most of our window shades (Circa 1993) because of our Siamese cat Buddy whose teeth and claws have caused a lot of damage.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Furniture Anchors Prevent Dressers and Chests from Injuring or Killing Children

by Barbara 30. June 2016 04:13

Using furniture securing devices to keep children safe from injuries or death from furniture falling onto them.

Q:"36 million chests and dressers were recalled by IKEA on June 29, 2016. According to IKEA, "products meet all mandatory stability requirements in Europe and other parts of the world." U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Elliott Kaye said in a statement on Tuesday that tipped-over furniture or television sets kill a U.S. child every two weeks,How do I keep my children safe? Thanks. Tina

Answer: IKEA furniture is not the only source of such accidents. IKEA is offering free furniture anchors to its customers. Furniture anchors are the best safety device to use. When children pull on dressers in an attempt to open upper drawers or pull out a drawer to climb on, the dresser or chest can easily fall on them. In 2010 or 2011 Consumer Reports recommended ToppleStop furniture and TV straps for securing furniture. Each set of Topple Stops has two straps, one secures to a wall stud on one to the TV set or the stand.

Topple Stops furniture straps attach to the back of solidly set furniture and secure to wall studs behind the furniture. Topple Stops can anchor appliances and furniture that weighs up to 400 lbs. For items that weigh up to 200 lbs. install a minimum of 1 kit with two point attaching. Use two kits or four point attachment for objects that weigh 200 to 400 lbs. Remember that nothing substitutes for parental supervision.

For metal units, attach Topple Stop half with an adhesive pad to a dry surface cleaned with isopropyl alcohol (that gets off any residual grease). Then attach the other half to a wall stud.

For wooden units, the preferred attachment method is using #8 x 1 inch wood screws to attach the fasteners to the frame or the inside edges top or sides of the furniture.

The wall attachment requires using #10 x 2 inch wood screws to the wall studs behind the furniture. If studs are metal, use t-bar anchors to toggle bolts. You can use wall anchors if each has a minimum holding strength of 100 pounds.

Heavy Duty ToppleStop Furniture Fastening System Kit Contents:

  • Two (2) grey Thumb Lock fasteners, 2" long by one wide with 3/4" lock lever. Use with wood screws or 3M VHB adhesive attachment. (Bonding Times: Wait four hours before adding strap. Adhesive fully bonds after 72 hours.)
  • Two (2) 12" long, 3/4" wide grey locking strap with grommet for wood screw attachment.
  • Four (4) #8 x 1" wood screws for furniture attachment    Two (2) #10 x 2" wood screws for wood wall stud attachment.

Thumb lock fastener attaches to locking strap. Fastener can be moved and locked in either direction on the strap. Lift locking lever to "open." Lock fastener on strap by pushing lever down firmly. Note: Thumb Lock adhesive is non-hardening. Fasteners can be removed without damaging surface if slowly and gently pried off with appropriate tool.Suggestion: Install when children are not present, i.e. asleep for the night.

We also recommend Topple Stops for use in day care centers, hotels, motels, etc. to increase safety and reduce liability insurance costs.

Product Performance Warranty: This product does NOT replace child supervision. This product is only intended to help or reduce movement of equipment during jarring movement. It is common understanding that fastened equipment should fare better during jarring movement than equipment that is not fastened, helping to reduce the amount of damage and injury that could result. No warranty can be properly applied to the performance of the products due to the uncertainty of forces generated, and numerous variables involved in a jarring event, or natural disaster. Products that are defective in material and workmanship prior to installation of the product will be replaced. The user or third party installer accepts liability for injury, loss, or damage, direct or consequential, arising from use or misuse or inability to use the product.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Formaldezorb Filter Advantages Over Pure Carbon in VOC Canisters and Furnace Filters

by Barbara 10. June 2016 06:11

Question about Amaircare VOC Canister Filter 8 Inch For Amaircare 2500 Air Cleanersand the Safe Home Duo Air Purify Furnace Filter 20x25x4 In.

Questions: "What advantages are there in adding the Amaircare VOC canister filter to my Amaircare 2500? And why would I use a Safe Home Duo filter with Formaldezorb as my HVAC filter? We are very sensitive to chemicals. Thanks. Mary.

Answer: Both filters use formaldezorb with carbon to capture odors as well as formaldehyde.

Amaircare VOC Canister filters are available for all sizes of Amaircare portable air purifiers as well as many of the industrial ones and HVAC units .Amaircare’s standard VOC Canisters capture approximately 20% aldehydes (including formaldehyde) in a single pass. Amaircare’s Formaldezorb VOC Canister is a proprietary specialty activated solid carbon that is chemically modified on the surface with a compound specifically targeting formaldehyde and other aldehydes. Formaldehyde being the most reactive aldehyde, binds to the surface of the modified carbon in a highly effective manner. Based on this specially formulated process, Amaircare Formaldezorb VOC Canisters remove 60% to 75% of formaldehyde in a single pass. The high performance removal of the Formaldezorb VOC Canister is specified by healthcare professionals in the USA and Canada where exposure to formaldehyde is a current and growing health concern since recognition by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a known carcinogen.

Safe Home Duo HVAC filters come in 1 inch and 4 inch sizes. The one inch sizes have an internal metal frame with self-sealing edges. The four inch ones use pleated filter media: the outside of the filter has sealing strips. Again the idea is to have no unfiltered air go around the filter.

Polyester media filter with chemical filter uses 300 grams/sq. ft. of 50/50 activated carbon and potassium permanganate based FormaldaSorb™ to trap gases, odors and chemicals including formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, ammonia and ozone. No other filters are as effective at removing dust mites, mold spores, pollen, odors, cleaning chemicals, ozone, paint fumes, and common gasses like formaldehyde which triggers asthma and allergies.  Made in USA. Captures up to 95% of common household allergens. Eliminates odors from pets, paint, cooking and more. High density carbon plus advanced compound, FormaldaSorb™, a patented potassium permanganate product, in second layer.

Filter life depends upon how much dust, dirt, chemicals etc are in your interior air. The VOC filter typically lasts 1 year. Furnace filter life is usually 3 months.
We urge that you consult your HVAC technician before purchasing any furnace filter. The Safe Home Duo filters have a MERV 8 rating which works in most newer (as in last 20 years) HVAC systems. If a MERV rating is too high for your unit, air flow is restricted and damage to the furnace may occur.  Go to Safe Home Products.com to see the various filter sizes available for Amaircare and HVAC systems. Just enter Amaircare VOC Filter or Safe Home Duo in the search box on the left.

Thank you for your questions.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Automatic Water Valve Shuts Offs and Alarms When Washing Machine Leaks

by Barbara 9. June 2016 02:38

Question about the products Washing Machine FloodStop FS3/4H-90 and FloodStop FS-3/4-H Washing Machine,In-Line Auto Water Valves.

Q:"Please tell me how many inches it is from the valve connector to the inside 90 of the device. Please send diagram with measurements if possible. Our valves are located in the back of the box and I have concerns if the valves will protrude past the front cover, plus I want to install water arrestors. Thanks, Jim."

Answer: We checked with the manufacturer's rep as this was beyond our expertise. Bob's response: "I have no diagram available for him, but understand his question.

The distance from the inlet end of the valve where the spinning female threaded collar is to the inside edge of the 90 degree downward outlet end of the valve is 2 9/16 inches (slightly over 2.5 inches). The FloodStop 3/4-H90 was specifically designed for wall box type installations. Numerous wall boxes were evaluated to determine the valve design so it would fit all brands. I cannot remember when someone returned a FloodStop 3/4-H90 because the outlet end of the FS valves did not protrude past the front cover of the wall box. Typically installing water arrestors increases the extension of the FS valves out from the hot and cold water hose-bibs."

FYI: The FloodStop is a dual valved water damage control device that turns off water to a washer machine when the water sensor (placed usually under the machine) senses moisture. The newest model utilizes AC power with a battery backup and has twin ball valves that shut off the water.

For those who have a different system, we do have the straight line version.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,
Barbara

Kitchen Degreaser, Kitchen Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Super Citrus Cleaner.

by Barbara 3. May 2016 09:14

Question about the product: Super Citrus Cleaner Concentrate, One Gallon from Natural Soy Products.

Q: "Can this product be used on glass?"- Sam

Answer: Yes, remover grease safely with Super Citrus Cleaner by Natural Soy Product. This is a naturally derived cleaner: safer for the environment and humans than traditional cleaners. Biodegrades rapidly without needing sewage treatment facilities. Ready-to-use cleaner: non- alkaline: replaces corrosive, caustic, and butyl based degreasers that can instantly burn skin or permanently damage internal organs. Outperforms traditional water-soluble degreasers. Spray and wipe type cleaner. No solvent fumes that can irritate lungs. Special processing of naturally derived ingredients yields an outstanding product with instant penetration to remove soil, oils and grease.

Easy to use, Super Citrus Cleaner is non-corrosive and actually inhibits corrosion when used on bare metals. Use safely on glass, aluminum and most plastics. Breaks down soils, oils and grease without letting them reattach to the surfaces being cleaned.

Super Citrus Cleaner Specifications:

    COLOR: Clear to Orange Liquid
    ODOR: Natural Citrus
    pH RANGE: 7.2 – 7.9
    USAGE TEMPERATURE: Between 32 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit
    STORAGE: Cool area is best
    SHELF LIFE: 1 to 2 years when stored between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit
    FREEZE/THAW STABILITY: Stable: Passes 3 cycles
    TOXICITY: Non-toxic
    BIODEGRADABILITY: Completely Biodegradable
    CAUTIONS: Avoid direct eye contact. Do not take internally. Avoid prolonged skin contact. Wash skin with soap and water after use
    PACKAGING: All package components are recyclable
    STANDARD PACKAGING: Quarts, Gallons, 5 Gallons, 15 Gallons, 55 Gallons

Note: Super Citrus Cleaner contains natural citrus solvents, vegetable derived detergents and food grade water conditioners. Minimally hazardous to humans, animals, the environment or areas being treated when compared to traditional highly caustic degreasers. Free of phosphates and fuming solvents and EDTA found in most other citrus cleaners. Pleasant natural deodorizing action leaves a fresh scent. Lower in alkalinity than almost all heavy-duty degreaser/cleaners. One product cleans many surfaces and may be used through many application systems.Non-corrosive and actually inhibits corrosion when used on bare metals. Safe for use on glass, aluminum and most plastics. Extremely easy to use. Very free rinsing: less labor, no residues. Breaks down oils, soils, and greases without letting them reattach to the surface being cleaned. Immediate odor control plus non-toxic, biodegradable, non-combustible,dilutes with cold, warm or hot water. Equally effective in hard or soft water Works on contact thus eliminating customary waiting times for the product to work.

Dilution Ratios for Manual Cleaning:

    Light Duty Use 2 to 4 ounces per gallon of water
    Medium Duty Use 6 to 8 ounces per gallon of water
    Heavy Duty Use 12 to 16 ounces per gallon of water
    Severe Duty Use 24 to 48 ounces per gallon of water

Dilution Ratios for Spray and Wipe Cleaning:

    Medium Duty Use 4 ounces per quart of water
    Heavy Duty Use 8 ounces per quart of water

Dilution Ratios for High Pressure Cleaning:

    Light Duty Dilute with 256 parts water
    Medium Duty Dilute with 128 parts water
    Heavy Duty Dilute with 64 parts water

Other Applications include Automotive Engine and Parts Degreaser,
Laundry Degreaser, After Fire Cleaner and Carbon Remover, Grill, Deep Fat Fryer, and Oven Cleaner, Pot and Pan Presoak, Metal Cleaner,Pre-paint Metal Conditioner,Concrete and Stone Floor Cleaner.

Super Citrus cleaner is primarily used as an all purpose degreaser and cleaner, a spray and wipe cleaner/degreaser and a kitchen degreaser and cleaner.
    100% all natural ingredients
    Soy based formula
    Environmentally friendly
    Non-toxic
    No caustic fumes
    Biodegradable
    Non flammable
    Non abrasive
    Made in  USA.

As you can read, this is a versatile cleaner with few warningsfor use.

Also available in 5 gallon pails, 22 oz spray bottles and 55 gallon drums.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Bio-SOY ISO-32 Hydraulic Fluid, Bio-Degradable, Safer for Farms and Maritime Operations

by Barbara 30. April 2016 09:12

Question about Bio-SOY ISO-32 Hydraulic Fluids

Q: "What advantages are there to using a bio-based hydraulic fluid?" Thanks. Harry.

Answer: BioSOY All Season Hydraulic Oil ISO-32 by Natural Soy Products, formely SoyClean and Environmentally Preferred, meets or exceeds performance requirements for high-pressure hydraulic systems.  This biodegradable hydraulic oil is bio-based: the natural seed oils surpass lubricity of most conventional oils. This formulation combines anti-wear properties with oxidation stability for prolonged oil effectiveness and protection of hydraulic components.  Can help reduce liability for oil cleanup from spills and leaks. Not only protects against wear but has a high flash point for safety.

There are environmentally sensitive applications for hydraulic fluids. For example, farming equipment and marine dredging equipment uses hydraulic fluids. Oil lines can rupture. Using biodegradable hydraulic fluids saves money when oil leaks. Bio-SOY from Natural Soy PRoducts has a higher flash point, too. 100% all natural ingredients with soy-based formula. Environmentally friendly, Non-toxic, No caustic fumes, Biodegradable. Non flammable, Non abrasive. Made in USA .

Available in 16 oz, cases of 18 bottles, each 16 ounces, economical 5 gallon containers, case of 6 bottles, each one gallon and 55 gallon drums.

Thanks for your question,

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Non-Toxic Paint Stripper and Paint Remover for Wood and Hard Surfaces

by Barbara 26. April 2016 17:04

Question about the Natural Soy Products Paint Stripper 22 oz.

Question: "How does this product work? We are concerned about product safety. Thanks. Stan"

Answer: Removes lead and oil based paints, varnish, shellac and acrylic lacquer from almost any surface. Removes multiple layers with one application.The soybean oil gives the Paint Stripper an Extra long wet time. So while, it isn’t designed to work immediately, it is VERY effective when it is allowed time to work. The longer you let it set, the less scrubbing you will have to do. With only one application, you will be able to remove multiple layers of paint. SoyClean Graffiti Remover and Adhesive and Mastic Remover work the same way – even when removing tough carpet glue or tile mastic!

Natural Soy Products Paint Stripping Product Features:

    Removes paint overspray, wood stains, water based sealers, linseed oils, latex stains, laquer overspray, and stencil paints
    No caustic alkalis to darken wood and raise grain or burn skin and eyes.
    Soy-based cleaner
    Environmentally friendly
    Non-Toxic
    Biodegradable
    High flash point
    Contains no cancer-causing methylene chloride (DCM)
    Made in Iowa, USA by Natural Soy Products.

Available also in a one gallon bottle or a 5 Gallon Pail. and 55 gallon drum.

Please keep Safe Home in mind the next time you need to purchase green products.

Thanks for your business.

Sincerely,

Barbara