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Get A Grip!!!

Reviewing: Telebrands Get A Grip Suction Mount Handle  |  Rating:
sparkle333 By sparkle333 on
Badge: Advisor | Level: 17 | Kitchen & Bath Expertise:

Sooner or later, almost every "As Seen On TV" product will end up at Walgreens. I had viewed the commercial for the "Get A Grip Handle" many times on TV, and was intrigued with it, so I bought one the last time that I was in Walgreens. It is designed to be used as a temporary support handle for showers, tubs, and more. No installation is required, and it doesn't use screws, nails, etc. It is a suction mounted grip handle.

Now my concern has always been that if it didn't work properly, then a person would be in greater danger, than the normal risk situation for falls. They keep warning you in the instructions that it is not to be used to restore balance, or to lift your body weight. I guess its primary use is to provide a "helping hand" while getting in or out of the tub or shower.

It is easy to attach to any clean, smooth, non-porous surface. Once it is positioned in place, you simply push down the two switches which trigger the suction cups. If installed properly, the handle will be very secure. My "Get A Grip" handle was very sturdy, after pushing down the switches. I did feel that it took quite a bit of strength to pull down the switches. The instructions caution you to check the grip manually before each use, to be sure that it has not loosened.

To remove the grip handle, you may grab the pull tab at the edge of the suction cup, to release the suction, or slide a finger beneath the suction cup, which will also cause it to release. It is easily installed, and easily removed. This makes it great for traveling as well.

I'll have to do an update to let you know how it performs over time. I guess I'm a little skeptical, because with all the warnings, I wonder how safe it really is. It did seem very steady, when I installed it on the shower wall. It's a good concept, and I'll let you know how it performs in real life, after I've used it a little more.