Houdini Stop

Does your wee one love escaping from their safety harness? Not only is it worrying it is also very dangerous!! Here is your solution!!!!!

No more arms out of the car seat, no more standing up in the high chair, run with your stroller, relax knowing your child is secure again

What is a Houdini Stop?

The Houdini Stop Chest Strap is a device which prevents your child from taking their arms out of their harnessing. It consists of two clips joined by a length of material. The clips simply connect over the existing harness straps and hold them firmly in position, preventing your child from wriggling out.

What sort of harness does it fit?

It fits over any single layer harness that is upto 38mm wide. So it can be used with Child car seats, High Chairs and Strollers

Is it safe?

Yes. The Houdini Stop chest clip has been safety tested at the Autoliv Test Facility in Melbourne, Australia. In short the Houdini Stop was found not to interfere with the performance of any part of the harness. In all tests the Houdini Stop did not move up and have any contact at all with the throat area. It was also shown to come apart in certain test situations. These tests were done in normal forward facing conditions with child & toddler weighted dummies

Is it legal?

Yes. The Houdini Stop has been officially safety tested in a standards approved testing facility & reviewed by independent car seat safety organisation called ACRI in Australia. The Houdini Stop is legally allowed to be purchased as an aftermarket accessory, and used on a wide range of harnesses. There currently is no safety standard mandated for the Houdini Stop to apply for. Once it is possible for Houdini Stop to apply for a standards marking, we most certainly will be applying.

Can it be used in replacement for an existing chest clip?

Yes is can. It is universal. It should not however be used with an existing chest clip. Please ensure the old chest clip is fully removed before using a Houdini Stop

Will it work for my Houdini?

It should do! The Houdini Stop, has more than a 95% percent success rate. Most young children are not dexterous, or strong enough in their pincher grip to work the release mechanism. The Houdini Stop can not be made 100% inescapable, as an adult or older child needs to be able to work the release in an emergency situation. Most children actually begin to love having a Houdini stop and I have heard many stories about children insisting that their Houdini Stop must be put on... The recommended age range for this product is 18months - 3 years. It can work on older children dependant on their fine motor skills. Houdini Solutions Limited & its retailers are happy to refund within 7 days of purchase if you find your Houdini can work the release.


Additional Safety Information.

The Houdini Stop should be used under adult supervision and installed at arm pit level. This is a temporary device and should only be used until the child stops the dangerous practice of removing their arms. The Houdini Stop has been sewn together rather than welded together to ensure it breaks apart in an accident or emergency situation

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"Imagine my horror when, out of the blue, my two-year-old figured out how to wriggle her arms out of her car seat straps, lean forward and open the car door while we were driving. After closing the door, I swiftly hit the kiddie lock button, but she continued to wriggle out of her straps. A friend recommended Houdini Stop - it arrived quickly (and with a little sweet treat!) and has put an end to Miss Houdini's car seat tricks. Relief!"  
- Adele Thurlow, NZ - May 2016

"Fab Trader, Great product.  Easy to attach to carseat, easy to adjust.  Can't me moved or removed by toddler!  Feeling much better now that my boy can't weasle his arms out of his seat while I'm driving!  Highly recommend!"
- Hollyc, NZ - July 2016

I just saw your campaign along with the police giving away your houdini car seat clips - how incredibly generous and kind of you! I used one of these clips for my second child and have ensured both my granddaughters have these to keep them safe on their travels. Such a simple yet effective product you have that gives me (and I'm sure all parents and grandparents) peace of mind. Wonderful product! – Juno Bug, NZ – May 2016


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