Astro Pneumatic 3088 Car Window Glass Breaker Air Pressure Gauge

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Astro Pneumatic 3088 Car Window Glass Breaker Air Pressure Gauge

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The 3088 includes:

  • 1x Astro Pneumatic 3088 Car Window Glass Breaker Air Pressure Gauge

Highlights:

  • Designed to measure tire pressure and read PSI, BAR, and KPA through a durable metal nozzle
  • Pressure is displayed on a bright backlit LCD screen
  • Constructed with a steel window escape hammer that quickly deploys at the flip of a switch, and a recessed blade to cut through seatbelts
  • Constructed with a bright LED flashlight for nighttime emergencies, and a red LED light to reveal the valve stem in poorly lit situations
  • Powered by two AAA batteries (not included)

The Astro Pneumatic 3088 Digital Pocket Tire Pressure Gauge and Auto Emergency Tool is designed to measure tire pressure and read PSI, BAR, and KPA through a durable metal nozzle. The pressure is displayed on a bright backlit LCD screen. This tool is also constructed with a steel window escape hammer, which quickly deploys at the flip of a switch, and a recessed blade to cut through seatbelts in case of an emergency. It is also constructed with a bright LED flashlight for nighttime emergencies, and a red LED light to reveal the valve stem when measuring tire pressure in the dark. It is powered by two AAA batteries (not included).

Leaving Kids in Hot Cars: What to Do When You See This to Avoid Hot Car Deaths

It's a 95° day and you are walking through the parking lot of local department store. You peering your head back and forth looking around. Just then you notice there is a baby inside of a parked car. The car is not running and the windows are rolled up. You look and the baby is still conscious but sweating profusely. What do you do?

You or someone else needs to immediately call 911. If you can manage to get the baby out of the car, paramedics or fire department personnel will need to attend to child for injury.

You need to find something to break the window. Believe it or not, car windows are EXTREMELY hard to break. Movies where you see someone smash a window through the center with a tire iron in one fatal swing is typically not accurate. There is an effective way of breaking car window glass but it requires a technique.

A car window's weakest point is at the bottom right corner of the window (See Figure 1 below). Everyone seems to believe that it would be the center of the window where it's furthest away from any type of support but that's not the case.

There are some great tools that you can keep in your car or on you that will assist you in situations like this. The first is the Astro Pneumatic 3088 Emergency Car Window Breaker. This single handed tool features a steel window escape hammer that quickly deploys at the flip of a switch. The Astro Pneumatic 3088 also features a recessed blade to cut a seatbelt if needed.

If you are looking for something a little smaller and simpler, you can purchase a spring activated center punch. These are typically used for punching, marking and staking most metals. Just put it at the bottom right corner of window and push down on the top of the center punch. The General 77 Automatic Center Punch is great choice because it's more powerful than the $4 or $5 options out there and will give you far better success in a dire situation.

Keep in mind that a baby or toddler's body overheats 3-5 times faster than an adult and children have died from heatstroke with outside temps as low as 60 degrees. Also remember that 80% of the increase in temperature happens in the first 10 minutes of the car sitting and cracking windows does not slow the heating process.

If you see this, be prepared. Consider either the Astro 3088 Car Emergency Car Window Breaker or the General 77 Automatic Center Punch as a way to help out in this situation. Nothing is worst than witnessing a preventable child fatality.

Sources: http//www.kidsandcars.org.

Tech Specs:

  • Brand: Astro Pneumatic
  • Model: 3088
  • MPN: 3088
  • UPC: 745227020522
  • Type: Air Pressure Gauge
  • Operating Temperature: -4°F to 122°F(-20°C to 50°C)
  • 3 to 150 PSI (min.~ max.)
  • 5~100PSI +/- 1PSI
  • 100-150 +/- 1.5PSI
  • Powered By: Two AAA batteries (sold separately)
  • Package Qty.: 1

1 Year Standard Warranty

Astro Pneumatic Tool Co. warrants these products to the original user against defective material or workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of 1st use. Astro reserves the right to determine whether the product failed because of defective material, workmanship or other causes and to charge back for missing parts. Astro Pneumatic Tool Co., at its discretion, will repair products covered under this warranty free of charge. The distributor should direct the original user to return the product with the distributor's name, address, adequate proof of date of purchase or a copy of warranty card, and a short note explaining the problem. Failures caused by accident, alteration, or misuse are not covered by this warranty.

Product with Multiple Components

Astro will replace free of charge any part of a component product that fails within 1 year of first use by the original user. See New Defective statement for how to obtain the replacement. Items included in this category include kits, hand tool kits and any other product where there are multiple items or components that make up the unit. Please call 800-221-9705 to obtain product components covered under warranty.

Hydraulic Power Unit Exchange

Astro will replace free of charge the power unit on select hydraulic equipment. Please call 800-221-9705 to arrange for replacement.

General Warranty Terms

Astro Pneumatic Tool Co. or its authorized service representatives must perform all warranty repairs. Any repair to the product by unauthorized service representatives voids this warranty. The rights under this warranty are limited to the original user and may not be transferred to subsequent owners.

This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitations of incidental or consequential damages so the above limitations may not apply to you. All claims must be sent to:

Astro Pneumatic Tool Company
Attn: Customer Service
2417 Seaman Ave., South El Monte, CA 91733
Tel: 800-221-9705

NEW DEFECTIVE

New defective product is product that does not function properly the first time used. Astro will replace "free of charge" to the original user any product that is deemed to be "New Defective". Original user may email astrotools@astrotools.com, call: 800-221-9705 or fax: 877-318-2194 a request to Customer Service for replacement with 1) proof of purchase or copy of warranty card and 2) a statement explaining the problem. Astro reserves the right to request that the original user return the New Defective product, freight collect, for evaluation prior to providing a replacement. Astro will pre-pay the freight on the replacement unit.

All new defective returns are to be sent to:

Astro Pneumatic Tool Company
372 OLD US HIGHWAY 52 SOUTH MT. AIRY, NC 27030
Tel: 800-221-9705

REPAIRS

Astro Pneumatic Tool Co. or its authorized service representatives must perform all warranty repairs. All repairs are to be sent to:

Astro Pneumatic Tool Company
2417 SEAMAN AVE. SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733
Tel: 800-221-9705
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