PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Etón Corporation (www.etoncorp.com), a leading creator of high-performance, eco-minded consumer products, announces the availability of the new American Red Cross Blackout Buddy H2O, the latest edition to the award winning Blackout Buddy Series, water activated emergency light that provides light for 3 days in case of emergency. This unique, one time use, emergency light is activated by water – no batteries required. Simply place the Blackout Buddy H2O in a small bit of water to activate the Magnesium-oxide battery module. Add water once per day to keep the Blackout Buddy H2O going for up to 72 hours (3 days). A great and safer replacement for candles and matches, Eton is excited to be launching this product in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, 2014. The Blackout Buddy H2O is available for purchase at Amazon.com and Radio Shack for MSRP $9.99.
The Blackout Buddy H2O features a rugged, environment-proof housing that allows it to be stored for up to 10 years without degradation. It’s also safe to use in any weather conditions, even if submerged in water. The lightweight, compact form factor is great to take with you everywhere; keep one Blackout Buddy H2O in your backpack, purse or briefcase, one in the car, one in your emergency kit, and one in your ‘junk’ drawer at home for emergency light whenever and wherever you need it. In keeping with Etón’s eco-minded products, the environmentally friendly Blackout Buddy H2O is free from Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Cadmium or Lead.
“We are excited about the new American Red Cross BlackoutBuddy H2O water activated light that is launching in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. This is a safer and longer lasting option to use in place of candles and matches when the power is out,” said Steve Glockenmeier, American Red Cross Vice President Consumer Channels Preparedness and Health and Safety Services.
"We are proud to add the Blackout Buddy H2O to our award winning Blackout Buddy series. With the ability to provide emergency light for up to 3 days without the need for batteries or to find a candle and matches we feel that this product is an essential part of every household,” says Esmail Hozour of Etón Corporation.
The Blackout Buddy H2O is available at Amazon.com and Radio Shack for MSRP $9.99. Here’s a short video on how the Blackout Buddy H2O works www.etoncorp.com/blackoutbuddyh2o. To learn more about Etón and the company’s products, please visit www.etoncorp.com. To learn more about the American Red Cross, please visit redcross.org.
About Etón Corporation
For more than 27 years, Etón’s vision has been to create consumer products that keep people prepared, informed, entertained, and on-the-go. Our commitment to high design, efficient energy sources and innovative technologies enables us to create award-winning products that empower you, in your world.
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