TR Fastenings helps to store hair straighteners safely 02 March 2017

Designed to protect young children and pets from serious burns, the DAIO is a revolutionary hair appliance organiser with a universal bracket, allowing a wide variety of mounting possibilities around the home, made possible by a bracket retainer manufactured by TR Fastenings.

Inventor David Audsley, was inspired by the potential dangers of hair straighteners and other heated hair appliances, the likes of which reach temperatures of up to 230⁰C and are often left on the floor or furniture within easy reach of children and pets.

The DAIO protects against the dangers of childhood burns and household fire damage by providing two cylindrical appliance holders made of high quality silicone that will sustain a constant temperature of 300⁰ C for up to three weeks. These two receptacles are located side-by-side in a small oblong heat resistant plastic plate which is attached to a bracket for fixing to any surface, up to 33mm wide, in the home or hair salon. The bracket can also be removed completely for mounting the DAIO permanently to a fixed vertical surface such as an interior wall or the side of a cabinet or wardrobe.

Designer and founder of klippsafe product innovation, Simon Klippel (on behalf of AOK-Design UK), identified that prolonged use of the bracket with the original self-clinching fastener could make it vulnerable to working loose. Simon consequently discussed the details with the TR Fastenings team and devised production details for a more robust solution.

To ensure the bracket achieves long-lasting rigidity, the fastening is designed to be installed from the inside in two halves, using a standard countersunk screw and a Klipp Nut.

TR Fastenings was able to interpret the client’s requirements, agree the alternative technical solution, and manufacture it in sufficient quantities within weeks.

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