Any sort of weight-bearing product like balance assist bars, handles, or grab bars are a major safety concern if not installed or used correctly. While a suction product like these portable handles might be useful for assistance in places where a permanent grab bar is not an option, it is important that they are not relied upon to bear full weight, and that they are tested for a secure hold before every use. If this device is required to bear full body weight, or is used for leverage, it is recommended that a traditional permanently mounted grab bar be installed. Please read all safety and installation instructions carefully to consider whether this type of product is right for you.
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Our reviewer, Lisa, uses two different brands of these portable handles. We share both of them here:
Lowes - Safe-er Balance Assist Bar
Amazon - Safe-er Balance Assist Bar
WalMart - Equate Bed and Bath Grip Bar / Handle
Product Review by Lisa: (meet our team)
They are inexpensive (I paid about 25 dollars at Walmart). They are a good size to be able to throw into a suitcase or a travel bag. Like I said, I don't travel without them. They have a great ergonomic grip. I honestly don't know how much weight they will support. The only con I can think about them is that they don't work unless they are on a solid surface that has no air pockets.
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