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 size Harness does it fit?
It fits over any single layer harness that is upto 38mm wide
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 & reviewed by ACRI. 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 saftey 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. This is a temporary device and should only be used until the child stops the dangerous practice of removing their arms
Can it be used in replacement for an exisiting 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 dexterious, 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…