Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 14, 2009
Each year, we celebrate Halloween with costumes for our children and ourselves, but may not take time to consider safety issues such as nighttime visibility. Every 7 minutes a pedestrian is either injured or killed in a traffic accident with fifty percent of these injuries occurring between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m.
Vedante® provides a solution that is convenient and affordable, and can be part of creating a well-coordinated costume. The company's best-selling POP BANDS™, which pop on like snap bands, use new technology and bright colors to reflect up to 1500 feet, while similar products only reflect 100-600 feet. Yellow and white POP BANDS™ are reflective up to 1,500 feet and are ANSI 107-2004 compliant.
"Halloween is a great time to wear POP BANDS™," said Barbara Kantor, CEO of Vedante®. "In developing our reflective accessories, we keep both night safety and fun in mind." she also mentioned that "Glow in the Dark products are quite fun, however, our reflective products make you visible at a much greater distance than glow in the dark items and give cars the advantage of seeing you with time to safely stop.
Developed in partnership with 3M, POP BANDS™ are available in a wide array of fun, fashionable colors and provide 360° visibility at night when worn on the arms and legs. Made with a special retro-reflective technology, POP BANDS™ are designed to reflect a large amount of light directly from a light source such as a car's headlights. For an online demo, go to our YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5fH9WYWEtY).
Kantor provides a list of suggestions for matching POP BANDS™ colors to this year's popular costumes:
Popular Costumes for Lady's and Girls
- Hillary Clinton | Red, White and Blue POP BANDS™
- Sarah Palin | Yellow or Pink POP BANDS™
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Master Shake | Pink POP BANDS™
- Cinderella | Pink or White POP BANDS™
- Batgirl | Yellow POP BANDS™
- Minnie Mouse | White POP BANDS™
- Dorothy | Blue or White POP BANDS™
- Princess Leia | White POP BANDS™
- Witch | Tangerine POP BANDS™
- Bumble Bee | Yellow POP BANDS™
- Poodle Skirt '50s Girl | Pink POP BANDS™
- Poodle Dog Costume | Pink POP BANDS™ and Silver Vedante Dog Collar
- Snow White | Yellow or White POP BANDS™
- Princess | Pink POP BANDS™
Popular Costumes for Men and Boys
- Michael Jackson | Tangerine POP BANDS™
- Bernard Madoff mask | Prison White POP BANDS™
- Barack Obama | Red, White and Blue POP BANDS™
- John McCain | Red POP BANDS™
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Meatwad | Red POP BANDS™
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Frylock Adult | Yellow POP BANDS™
- Batman | Yellow POP BANDS™
- Captain Black Pirate | White POP BANDS™
- Indiana Jones | Yellow POP BANDS™
- Iron Man | Yellow POP BANDS™
- Spiderman | Tangerine POP BANDS™
- Incredible Hulk | Green POP BANDS™
- The Joker | Green POP BANDS™
- Policeman | Yellow POP BANDS™
- Skeleton | White POP BANDS™
- Robin Hood | Green POP BANDS™
POP BANDS™ are available for sale through select retailers (http://vedante.com/shop.html) , as well as from Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/s.html?ie=UTF8&node=3375301&brand=Vedante). They are available in medium (1.25" x 11.75") with a suggested retail cost of $12.98/pair, and large (1.25" x 14.75") with a suggested retail cost of $13.98/pair and are high-quality and low-cost for use year round. Vedante® also offers a line of super-reflective pet products, including collars and leashes.
"Now that we are heading into daylight savings time, POP BANDS™ are an important and timely purchase -- with a durability that allows for year-round safety for pedestrians and cyclists," said Kantor. "Halloween is a great time to start thinking about safety, but it's something we should consider every night."
Vedante® is a company committed to saving lives and reducing injuries from pedestrian-vehicle and bicycle-vehicle accidents by 80% in markets in which it operates. The mission is to increase visibility, and therefore nighttime safety through education, awareness campaigns and the creation of great "fashion that reflects well on you™." Vedante® donates 5% of gross profits on unpackaged products to safety and sustainability charities. Vedante is a certified B Corporation (B Lab) and WBE (WBENC). For more information, visit Vedante.com. (Vedante Corp, PO Box 19391, Boulder, Colorado, 80308.)
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