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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stick like limpets!
I bought these to fit in our walk-in shower after my wife had a hip replacement operation, and was pleasantly surprised just how good they are. They stick like the proverbial limpets, and have stayed put for several weeks no problem. However, some common sense needs to be applied: these can never be as secure as handles that are firmly screwed to the wall, so you should...
Published 6 months ago by Richard Sterry

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't stick
Although it seems to grip like a limpet when first applied, leave it overnight and it becomes loose and unusable. Very disappointing.
Published 22 months ago by Kitchen fiend


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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stick like limpets!, 24 May 2014
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Richard Sterry (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: NEW - 2 x Secure Strong Double Locking Suction Cup HELPING Handles - Portable - Works on Any Flat Surface at Any Angle - Ideal Mobility Tool - Especially Useful in Bathroom
I bought these to fit in our walk-in shower after my wife had a hip replacement operation, and was pleasantly surprised just how good they are. They stick like the proverbial limpets, and have stayed put for several weeks no problem. However, some common sense needs to be applied: these can never be as secure as handles that are firmly screwed to the wall, so you should use them primarily for balance rather than put heavy loading on them. Even if the suction does not fail, you have no means of knowing just how securely the tiles are bonded to the wall - there might be crumbling plaster behind, especially if it has become damp through leaking grout. I always do a check to see that the handles are holding firm, each and every time they are used.

My tops tips are: Make sure the suction cups and the tiles are scrupulously clean, smear a tiny amount of traditional thick Vaseline, or thick silicone grease if you have any (NOT ordinary lubricating grease). Also, make sure that the two cups are stuck to different tiles in order to spread the load. That Vaseline trick makes a really big difference I can tell you, but only use a tiny amount - the size of a small garden pea is plenty - or the cups may have a tendency to slide across the tiles under load.

The biggest problem I found was actually UNsticking the cups, and my tip here is to release the locking levers and then slide the cups over a grouted joint, at which point they will instantly release.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't stick, 16 Jan 2013
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Although it seems to grip like a limpet when first applied, leave it overnight and it becomes loose and unusable. Very disappointing.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly made shoddy and dangerous, 19 Jun 2013
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Bought it for my shower after I had a stroke. The lever to secure the suction cup broke on one handle the first time I tried to fix it to the wall and the lever on the second handle snapped off the next day. A shoddy and dangerous product particularly considering it is meant to be used by people who are physically infirm.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unsafe, 29 Oct 2013
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Tried over and over to get these to stick to the tiles..they felt secure but when I went in the shower room they were both on the floor.. tried everything..If you want to keep safe don't bother.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Broke first time used poor quality, 10 May 2013
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Very poor broke first time used very poor quality in fact it is rubbish first time buying from Amazon I have not been satisfied.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous!, 4 Feb 2013
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Useless and dangerous. Broke first time it was applied to bath. Poor plastic fitting fractured . Thankfully never used to support anyone as could have resulted in an accident.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 12 May 2013
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The goods did not stick to wall tiles as described, making the goods dangerous, unsupportive and unusable for my disabled mother. Not as described in description. The plastic was thin and cheap,
Unfortunately I will not be recommending these goods to anyone anytime soon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars they work when they stick, 1 May 2013
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I have attached them on the day received and to this moment in time I have stuck them back up three more times
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish, 7 Dec 2013
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Attached them to the wall and within an hour had fallen off. Repeated and same happened. Rubbish don't Buy
Waste of money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't., 25 April 2014
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shut-in book fiend (Moose Jaw, SK, Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: NEW - 2 x Secure Strong Double Locking Suction Cup HELPING Handles - Portable - Works on Any Flat Surface at Any Angle - Ideal Mobility Tool - Especially Useful in Bathroom
I ordered a pair of these. Had the seller mentioned they were in China and that they'd take weeks to be delivered, I would have looked elsewhere. Eventually they arrived, but one was faulty. No offer to replace, let alone a response of any kind, so eventually -- many weeks on -- Amazon forced a complete reimbursement. The one that worked is starting to give out as the internal springs are already hopelessly rusted. Look for something else, somewhere else.
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