When there's a fire, sometimes there isn't time to do much. You need a quick solution, especially when it's in the home and may spread in moments. Enter the Satto 119 Eco, a rapid solution to hazard. The numbers refer to Japan's emergency services phone number and while you should always contact them in case of a fire, sometimes you have to deal with the immediate danger yourself. This is the best way to eliminate fire hazard we have ever seen, a "throwable" (nagekesu) fire extinguisher developed by Japanese firm Bonex.
A sort of reverse Molotov cocktail, is this the most user-friendly fire extinguisher available today? The patented and officially approved fire-dousing "grenade" might seem like an illogical idea (throw chemicals onto a burning flame?!) but its results are impressive, and almost immediate.
The container is made from special breakable plastic that poses no risk to the thrower or other people. The agent inside will then extinguish the flames. It contains 500ml (16.9 fl oz) of ammonium phosphate dibasic and ammonium bicarbonate, and has the extinguishing capacity ten times that of water. However, despite being chemical, the non-toxic agent is not flammable or liable to explode, and can in theory even be used by the elderly or youngsters.
The Satto 119 Eco features:
- Contains: ammonium phosphate dibasic, ammonium bicarbonate, others
- Suitable for early-stage small fires of combustible materials. It is NOT effective against burning oils, fires in the open or fires in advanced stage.
- Not that the ampoule is very fragile and will almost always break if dropped, even without force
- Weight: around 620g (21.9 oz)
- Life: 5 years
- Made in Japan
- Instructions: Japanese
- Please note that while the product is very effective, it is not 100% guaranteed to extinguish a fire immediately. It is not a substitute for the emergency services.