CrossJack:Revolutionary New Car Jack

CrossJack is a professional automotive product manufacturer with more than 50 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing. They have introduced a newly designed car jack to increase the safety of car jacks.

Davie, FL (Merxwire) – CrossJack’s new car jack design breaks through traditional restrictions, improves safety to new heights, and completely changes the way the car is emergency repaired, helping to prevent the car from falling off the jack during repairs and causing serious injury. This car jack is pleased to announce its initial funding stage through Kickstarter.

Most vehicles are still using the traditional scissor jack design, which was approved 100 years ago and hasn’t had any major developments since then. CrossJack is making innovative changes to car jack to make everyone have safer car repair tools.

“We couldn’t be happier or more excited to finally launch our CrossJack Kickstarter,” says Dr. J. Alford “Ford” Flippin, Founder, and CEO of CrossJack. “Our initial feedback on CrossJack has been extremely positive, and this campaign allows us to give early access to production models of this revolutionary product.”

When Dr. Flippin was a third-year medical student, a patient was brought into the trauma bay that would change his life. The EMTs that transported the injured patient to the hospital, informed Dr. Flippin that the patient was working on a car with his brother, his brother accidentally hit the car while getting a tool. This knocked the car off the jack, and the car’s rotor landed on the chest of the brother, trapped under the vehicle. His heart was cut in half, and he died almost instantly.

Dr. Flippin recalled an incident two weeks prior when he had knocked his own car off a jack while changing a flat tire. It was right there, in the middle of an on-call shift, that he sat down, and drew a better jack, which became CrossJack.

His revolutionary idea sat there, existing only on paper for almost four years. Between applying to residency programs, being an intern, and learning the art of trauma surgery, CrossJack sat idle. But, then during his surgery residency, Dr. Flippin saw three more patients injured by failing car jacks. This was a problem that urgently needed a solution, and he already had it. After doing extensive research with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, he realized that the problem was bigger than he could have imagined.  Approximately 10,000 people go to the ER every year in the United States for an injury caused by a faulty car jack. The lifetime cost for these injuries ranges from $85,000 to over $3 million.  Please go here to see additional statistics.

Four years, extensive research, planning, and development later, Dr. Flippin has assembled a stellar team to bring CrossJack to every vehicle.

“We at CrossJack want to see our product in every car on the road,” says Dr. Flippin, now a board-certified surgeon about to complete his trauma surgery fellowship. “Safety is our top concern and is quite literally the foundation of CrossJack. Every car needs a CrossJack, whether you’re a new driver, a car enthusiast, or a soccer mom taking her kids to practice, if your car breaks down or you need to do a quick tire change, CrossJack is the safest solution to have in the trunk of your car.”

The pre-order campaign for CrossJack will run on Kickstarter through March 31, 2020.

More information please visit:


Media Contact Information:

Company Name: CrossJack, LLC
Contact Person: Dr. Ford Flippin
Country: United States

Latest News

Chinese report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus

Apr 3, 2020

BEIJING — A preliminary investigation into viral pneumonia illnesses sickening dozens of people in and around China has identified the possible cause as a new type of coronavirus, state media said Thursday. Chinese health authorities did not immediately confirm the report from state broadcaster CCTV. Coronaviruses are spread through coughing or sneezing or by touching an infected person. Some cause the common cold and others can lead to more severe respiratory diseases, such as SARS and MERS. Such viruses are common in people but more exotic versions from bats, camels and other animals have caused severe illness. The novel coronavirus...

Counting whales from space pitched as key to saving them

Apr 3, 2020

PORTLAND, Maine — An aquarium and an engineering firm in Massachusetts are partnering on a project to better protect whales by monitoring them from space. New England Aquarium of Boston and Draper of Cambridge say whale conservation needs new, higher-tech solutions to protect whales from extinction. So, the pair is working together using data from sources such as satellites, sonar and radar to keep a closer eye on how many whales are in the ocean. The effort has an easy to understand name for a project involving complex data and surveillance — the aquarium and firm are calling the project...

US tells UN it is pulling out of Paris climate deal

Apr 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he submitted a formal notice to the United Nations. That starts a withdrawal process that does not become official for a year. His statement touted America's carbon pollution cuts and called the Paris deal an "unfair economic burden" to the U.S. economy. Nearly 200 nations signed the climate deal in which each country provides its own goals to curb emissions of heat-trapping gases that lead to climate...

3-2-1-Cookoff! Astronauts to bake cookies with new test oven

Apr 3, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Forget reheated, freeze-dried space grub. Astronauts are about to get a new test oven for baking chocolate chip cookies from scratch. The next delivery to the International Space Station — scheduled for liftoff this weekend — includes the Zero G Oven. Chocolate chip cookie dough is already up there, waiting to pop into this small electric oven designed for zero gravity. Sample cookies baked just this week are also launching from Virginia on Northrop Grumman's Cygnus capsule, for the six station astronauts. The experiment explores the possibility of making freshly baked items for space travelers. With...

China says US has 'weaponized' visas to target exchanges

Apr 3, 2020

BEIJING — China on Wednesday accused the U.S. of having "weaponized" the issuance of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key conference in Washington. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters that the head of the Chinese delegation to the International Astronautical Congress wasn't able to obtain a visa following an Oct. 12 interview, making it difficult for Chinese representatives to attend important events at the meeting. Reports said the vice chairman of the China National Space Administration, Wu Yanhua, had planned to attend the congress. Hua...

Broaden News

About Us

In-Depth Science delivers comprehensive and compelling news and analysis on everything science and technology, seven days a week in a reader-friendly format.

Contact us: