Your harness sanity saver. Keeps your Houdini safe and secure within their existing harnesses. No more climbing out of the carseat, high chair or stroller harness. No more unnecessary falls!
This is the original, officially AS/NZS standards crash tested Houdini Stop chest clip. It is proven safe and legal to use in Australia and New Zealand. I am currently getting it tested to the European Standard and will update this page as soon as it is tested and passed.
It has been crash tested to AS/NZS standard 8005:2013 in both forward and rear facing situations with Type B, A1, A2 & A4 seats and proven to be safe in all these tests.
What is a Houdini Stop? How does it work?
Click on the words instructional video link below to see our video.
Please contact the team at Houdini Solutions Limited if you need any further safety information. The Houdini Stop is a legal aftermarket accessory. It is not illegal to add this to your carseat harness. It has been crash tested at an official crash testing facility, proven to be safe in an accident situation. The testing found the Houdini Stop product to comply with the AS/NZS Standard 8005:2013.
Suitable for mainly 12 - 36 month old children. Fits most harnesses up to 38mm wide.
The Houdini Stop has now been officially crash tested in both forward facing and rear facing situations, using Type B, A1, A2 and A4 seats. It meet the AS/NZS Standard 8005:2013 in all the test situations.
A Houdini Stop is not a restraint:
It is actually the car seat harnesses that is the restraint. The Houdini Stop merely is a product you can add to the harness to ensure your child does not pull the harness straps aside and remove their arms. Once your child has stopped doing this dangerous practice, please stop using the Houdini Stop
If you child is removing their arms and you are not happy to use a Houdini Stop for a short while as a deterrent, you will have to look at replacing your car seat as it is very important that the car seat keeps your child fully restrained. Especially if you are in an accident
Please look into your options and speak with a Car Seat technician to discuss your options ASAP as not having your child fully restrained is dangerous.
The Houdini Stop has been crash tested to AS/NZS standard 8005:2013 in both forward and rear facing situations with Type B, A1, A2 & A4 seats and proven to be safe in all these tests. It is important to note that other cheaper copies of the Houdini Stop available on the market, have not been crash tested on all these car seat types, both forward or rear crash situations, or labelled to these strict AS/NZS standards. Warning they may not be as safe as a Houdini Stop in an emergency.
What to consider when purchasing an Aftermarket Chest Clip for your child's car seat.
Do you actually need one? Have you checked your car seat straps are set at the correct height and not causing your child discomfort. Are harness straps suitably tight? They may need to be pulled tighter or made slightly looser. Check with your car seat installer or manufacturer to see how tight the harness should be. In most cases you should be able to still just slip your fingers under the tightened harness. Have you spoken with your child and told them how important it is for them to keep their arms within their restraints?. Perhaps offer them a reward if they complete a car ride without removing their arms.
Has the chest clip been tested to the AS/NZS Standard 8005:2013? These standards have been written to ensure that aftermarket chest clips are as safe as they can possibly be when added to Australian and New Zealand car seats.
Please note: Imported Chest Clips that have not been tested to this thorough Australian and New Zealand standard should never ever be used on AS/NZS 1754 standards certified car seats, as they can not be proven to be safe in an emergency situation or car accident. Foreign standards are not stringent as the AS/NZS 8005:2013 standard and this may mean the chest clip may not perform certain important acts in an accident or emergency, like breaking apart, allowing the child to be removed unhindered from their harness restraint.
Has the chest clip been tested on your car seat type? Has it been tested in both rear and forward facing positions? The Houdini Stop had been tested in Both Forward & Rear facing situations and on Type B, A1, A2 and A4 seats. The dynamics on all these seats are all different and what suits on seat type and position, may not suit another one.
Is the chest clip labelled with instructions on how to install & remove the chest clip.? Does the Chest Clip have obvious red marked release buttons? It is very important that chest clips are labelled and have red release buttons. This is so, in an emergency situation, first responders who have never encountered a chest clip before, can see and learn how to safely remove the chest clip and be able to free the child from their restraint quickly.
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