Houdini Click N Lock is a lifesaving child safety device designed to prevent the accidental release of the seat belt buckle that is anchoring a capsule, infant seat or Booster Seat. Click N Lock is an essential part of preparing for the safe arrival of your baby!
Houdini Click N Lock voluntarily meets the requirements of Australian and New Zealand AS/NZS Standard 8005:2013.
This newly designed product is very easy to install. It has smooth safe edges and users can be confident their children are still safely fully buckled in when they are using this Houdini Solution.
Will it work for my Houdini?
The Click N Lock, has more than a 95% percent success rate. Most young children are not dexterous enough, or strong enough in their pincher grip to work the release mechanism.
How accidents happen:
- Inquisitive children are often responsible for unfastening the seat belt buckle THAT IS keeping a child restraint in place.
- Adults can also accidentally do this when they are departing the vehicle.
- Shopping bags placed on the back seat can cause the buckle to disengage. Once this occurs, the child restraint becomes unanchored, creating a very dangerous situation for the child.
All parents want to keep their children safe in the car. So it’s frightening to learn that, according to the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, for every five injuries sustained by children in motor vehicle accidents, two are the direct result of incorrectly fitted child restraints.
Statistics from the same conference reported than an incorrectly restrained child is seven times more likely to sustain life-threatening injuries than those restrained properly. Alarmingly, it has been documented that around the world, over 70 per cent of child restraints are incorrectly installed.
Seat belt buckles act as anchor points for child restraints. In most cases, a rear-located anchor point is securely mounted and latched in, while the second anchor point is a seat belt buckle. If this buckle is undone and an accident occurs, the combined weight of the child and the restraint creates a catapult effect, with potentially catastrophic results.
“It is crucial to protect the seat belt buckle when it is acting as a child seat anchor,” says Australian paediatrician Lindsay Adams. “Since there are only two anchor points securing a restraint to the car, if one is undone this significantly reduces the performance of that restraint in an accident.”