For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010
Introducing the CRKT® ExiTool™. This Russ Kommer-designed seat belt cutter,
window breaker, and L.E.D. flashlight belongs in every vehicle When Seconds
Every driver has a concern about being trapped in a vehicle in an accident. First, there is the
worry about being unable to release a seat belt because it is jammed or if the release is
inaccessible. Second, there are the difficulties of escaping a vehicle that has been submerged
in water. Water pressure may make it difficult or impossible to open doors or lower windows
until water has seeped in and the internal pressure is equalized.
Custom knifemaker Russ Kommer recognized the need for a simple and affordable
emergency tool. We at Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) call it the ExiTool™.
The ExiTool fits unobtrusively onto any standard seat belt with a simple folding clasp. It
includes a seat belt cutter, a tungsten carbide window breaker, and a bright L.E.D. flashlight.
The seat belt cutter has been carefully designed so that is virtually impossible for even the
smallest fingers to accidentally reach the blade. Its blade is made of Razor-Sharp high-carbon
stainless steel, and will cut seat belts in one quick pull.
The side windows of modern vehicles are made of glass which is tempered to shatter on
impact. The ExiTool features a small tungsten carbide breaker point. Just grasp the ExiTool
body firmly and strike the window to break it. For best results, hit the window as close to the
bottom edge as possible.
The breaker has two emergency uses. On dry land, if the vehicle’s doors are jammed closed,
the breaker can allow instant escape through a side window. If the vehicle is submerged, most
safety experts recommend using the air supply which is trapped inside before breaking a
window to avoid a sudden onrushing flow of water. However, this will vary depending on the
depth of the water and the condition of the passengers. The ExiTool will allow driver or
passengers to break the window instantly when it is needed.
The L.E.D. light uses one replaceable CR2032 3-Volt lithium battery. Of course, the
flashlight is useful in non-emergency situations, too.
We think every vehicle should have at least one ExiTool, especially at a price of just $26.99
The ExiTool is available in a retail clampack as the 9030C.
Seat Belt Cutter, Window Breaker, L.E.D. Flashlight
Length: 0.50” (13 mm)
Hardened Steel: 60-61 HRC
Length: 2.75” (70 mm)
1.6 oz. (45 g)
3V CR2032 Lithium
All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories
of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are
distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers
knowledgeable service and are available from www.crkt.com or other reputable web site
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