New Home Improvement Product Provides Outdoor Safety

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Downspout Safety Cap Eliminates the Worry of Cuts from a Downspout’s Sharp Edge

Downspout with Downspout Safety Cap Installed

I never thought a downspout was harmful until I realized how sharp the metal edge actually is—it can slice a cucumber.

Metal downspouts can be hazardous around barefoot children, which is why Stacey Schneider announced today the availability of her new invention: the Downspout Safety Cap. Winner of the 2010 Idea & Invention Show’s bronze medal, the Downspout Safety Cap is a protective device that fits securely over the sharp opening of an outdoor downspout to eliminate cuts. Made in the U.S. from 100-percent recycled Thermoplastic Elastomer, this cap installs in seconds and also provides a finishing touch to a home’s exterior.    

The Downspout Safety Cap was conceived and designed after Schneider’s own son was injured by a downspout. “My 5-year-old son cut his foot so severely on our downspout, he needed four stitches,” says Schneider. “I never thought a downspout was harmful until I realized how sharp the metal edge actually is—it can slice a cucumber.”

The Downspout Safety Cap is available in black, white or almond and can be purchased for $2.25 each or $3.99 for a two-pack. For more information or to purchase, visit http://www.downspoutsafetycap.com.

About Downspout Safety Cap: Invented by Stacey Schneider and winner of the 2010 Idea & Invention Show’s bronze medal, the Downspout Safety Cap is made in the U.S. from 100-percent recycled Thermoplastic Elastomer and covers the opening of a downspout. Designed with safety in mind, the Downspout Safety Cap protects children, adults and pets from getting cut by a downspout’s sharp metal edge. Learn more at http://www.downspoutsafetycap.com.

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