The HenkelHook? meets a critical need for a collapsible and automatically re-setting coat hook for schools and other unsupervised areas frequented by children.

The tragic death in 1998 of a ten year old student in a Chatham, Ontario school, made it evident that a collapsible hook was needed for school washrooms and other unsupervised areas. A response was essential to prevent injury from suspension on rigid coat hooks. A similar incident during 2004 in an elementary school in London, Ontario indicated that this issue had not been addressed other than to remove rigid hooks or take other costly preventive measures. Removal of rigid hooks from washrooms created a problem – where to place articles in a safe and sanitary way while using washroom facilities. The need was obvious for a reasonably priced, strong, vandal-resistant and tamper proof hook that would release at a specified weight and then automatically re-set.

The HenkelHook? meets this need for safety and hygiene at a cost that is very affordable. Not only is it attractive because of the range of available colors, it is also very strong, being made of impact resistant polycarbonate. The engineered design makes it virtually tamper proof and easily installed in home, school, office, public building or any other location where safety and hygiene are important. This is a reasonable cost alternative to other expensive hooks selling at four to ten times the price.

The HenkelHook? promotes the safety of children and provides a hygienic environment in washrooms and other locations for the placement of coats, backpacks, purses and other articles.

The HenkelHook? will hold articles weighing up to 26 lbs. +/- 2 lbs. (11.8 kg. +/- 0.9 kg.). When this weight limit is exceeded, the hook automatically releases, allowing the article to fall from the hook and then automatically re-set.