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Spring Hill teen invents 'Germ Buffer' to protect your hands from shopping cart handles

Braden Krueger sells his invention for $12.99
Posted at 2:43 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 07:33:37-04

SPRING HILL, Fla. — Braden Krueger was already leery of germy shopping cart handles.

"I don't even want a common cold," says Krueger.

The 17-year-old from Spring Hill wasn't pleased when the pandemic hit and stores said they were out of wipes for customers to clean up carts, .

"That's a problem," Krueger says. "That's not going to flatten the curve."

So Braden took matters into his own hands.

He invented the rather fashionable "Germ Buffer."

Mine is plaid-colored!


The Germ Buffer is made of a long piece of split foam with a cloth slip cover. It fits over shopping cart handles, protecting your hands and health.

Each Germ Buffer cost $12.99. Additional cloth covers are $5.99.

Braden has sold hundreds of them so far.

With coronavirus numbers spiking yet again, he plans of making and selling a lot more.