Re: ResQMe knockoff
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 04:14:56 PM »
With the ResQMe tool being available for $10 in most places I would wonder why anyone would bother trying to knock it off.
I have a real issue with cheap smurf tools, especially emergency and military tools. While any tool could theoretically be needed in a life or death situation, ones marketed at first responders of any type, for military use or for personal emergency use should be held to the highest standards, and the companies that produce them should be held liable for anyone injured or killed due to tool failure. If I was trapped inside a burning car and couldn't get out because the pin was too soft (fundamental flaw with the tool) I think I would make sure to devote the rest of my life (if I survived) to making the idiots that manufactured, distributed and sold that tool pay.
It's one thing to have the wrong tool- it's another to have the wrong tool pretending to be the right tool and failing at a critical time.