FAQ: How To Remove Plastic Clothing Security Tag?

How do you get a plastic security tag off clothes?

Use scissors, a screwdriver, a high-powered magnet, a knife, or a pair of pliers. With a magnet, place it on the table and position the tag bottom side down on the magnet. You should hear it click. Manipulate the pin up and down, and it should come out.

How do you remove theft protection from clothing?

It is on the opposite side of the pin, which is the round part of the tag. Pull the part of the clothing with the tag away from the rest of the clothing. Move it as far away as possible so the ink doesn’t ruin the clothing as much if the sensor cracks. Slip a rubber band around the pin of the security tag.

How do you stop a security tag from beeping?

Although it may sound too simple to be true, yes, you can stop the alarm from going off by covering the tags with a conductive material. The aluminum foil bag example in the beginning works because of a concept called ‘electromagnetic shielding’.

What are the different types of security tags?

Security tags can be broadly broken down into three main categories: electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags, visual deterrent tags and benefit denial.

Can you break a security tag with a hammer?

As you can see, there are NO circular indents (no eyeballs), so these can NOT be removed the same way as a Gator tag. Never try to rip one off or bust it with a hammer because there’s a 50% chance it has ink, even if it doesn’t literally say “ink” on it.

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