Safety FAIL

January 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm 5 comments

The Pet Emergency Evacuation Jacket may be the most ridiculous safety-related gadget I’ve seen. Some genius decided that a combination pet coat and emergency kit was a brilliant idea because, of course – the smartest thing you can possibly do in a flood, fire, tornado or earthquake is grab a panicked animal and bundle it into a bulky, space age strait jacket.

Made from a nifty silver fabric that’s touted as “the same material used by Japan’s world-class firefighters”, the jacket has in integrated leash and carry handle. It’s packed with a muzzle, food bowl, poop bags, a radio, water bags, energy bars, aromatherapy oils and a stylish rain hat and booties. You’ll have to supply your own personal flotation device, parachute and GPS unit. Canine and feline versions are available.

A real bargain at $503 (with shipping).

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. perri  |  January 13, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Some things should be illegal to market. This is one.

  • 2. James  |  January 13, 2010 at 8:45 am

    $500! Unreal that they think you would want to drop that much coin on something so silly. If the thing floated I could see it being useful on a boat maybe, but you could pack all that stuff in a little bundle in the outside pocket of your own backpack and not burden the poor animal with the stress.

  • 3. retrieverman  |  January 13, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Gosh that photo reminds me of this film:

  • 4. H. Houlahan  |  January 13, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I will totally be stopping and diligently picking up the poop while evacuating ahead of the cloud of nuclear fallout from Beaver Valley.

    (It won’t be the dog shitting himself, though.)

  • 5. Kari  |  January 13, 2010 at 10:40 am

    terrible. who would spend the money on that thing?

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