Who does not know them: The flagpole on children's shopping carts at Aldi, Lidl, DM or Rossmann.
But what is the flag actually good for?
Munich - Especially for the children there are smaller shopping trolleys in drugstores and supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl, DM, Rossmann and Co.
In contrast to the larger ones for adults, the children's shopping trolleys are equipped with a flag.
But what is this flag, which is waving on a pole at the side of the children's shopping cart, actually intended?
The flag on children's shopping trolleys fulfills many purposes - from driving to theft
reports, the flag on children's shopping trolleys fulfills several purposes. Not only does it give children the opportunity to pack something into a shopping cart themselves, but it can also be a useful aid for spontaneous shoppers and senior citizens. The handle holder on the flagpole makes it easier to steer the car through the branch. And with a pole length of one meter, a total height of 1.70 meters to the flag and an approximate basket volume of 20 liters, the small version of the shopping baskets offers many more advantages.
The smaller children's shopping trolleys with the extra handle holder on the bar are not only more pleasant, more practical and easier to steer for young and old, but also easier to find in the sales room.
For example, if the car has been left standing for a short time or a parent has in the meantime lost sight of their child, including the rolling shopping aid.
Because with a flag at a height of 1.70 meters, such a children's shopping cart can still be seen well from a distance.
This is how the flagpole defends itself against potential theft
And that's not all: As the manufacturer Wanzl from near Ulm
in a conversation, the flagpole protects the car itself from spontaneous theft.
According to the manufacturer, the long bar does not usually fit into a classic trunk and since it is firmly attached to the base, it cannot be removed by potential thieves.
Some children's shopping trolleys are also equipped with anti-theft protection that locks the rollers into place as soon as they roll over the customer parking lot.
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