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Etón Corporation Announces Availability of Officially Licensed American Red Cross Safety Products at Best Buy


With home protection top of mind, Best Buy now carries Etón’s safety products and radios to help families stay prepared.

Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Etón Corporation, a leading emergency preparedness company and creator of green-powered electronics, announces the availability of its line of American Red Cross by Etón safety products at Best Buy stores nationwide. Etón’s exclusive partnership with the American Red Cross organization provides families with the essentials of light, information and energy in unexpected situations.

An American Red Cross survey indicates that 82 percent of Americans say they would get prepared if it were easier to do(1). Additionally, among Americans who had not put together a disaster kit, 65 percent agreed that they would be more likely to have a kit if one were available for sale and contained basic items to get them started(2). Best Buy is now doing their part to provide kit items to help families prepare for unexpected situations by offering a collection of American Red Cross by Etón safety products, including:

Microlink FR160 - Self-powered (hand crank or solar) AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with flashlight and cell phone charger.
Solarlink FR360 – Self-powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with flashing/steady red/white LED and cell phone charger. Charged via four sources: solar/hand crank/AC adapter/AAA batteries.
Weather Tracker FR800 - Digital AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoding), and digital alarm clock. Charged via: AC adapter/D batteries.
Blackout Buddy - Emergency LED Blackout flashlight that plugs and recharges directly from wall socket. When lights fail, Blackout Buddy instantly illuminates.

“Families are increasingly looking to prepare their homes and keep their families safe, especially after seeing the recent disasters in Japan,” said Esmail Hozour, CEO of Etón Corporation. “Best Buy is a respected retailer and we know their customers will appreciate the ability to now purchase home safety products at their stores nationwide.”

The American Red Cross line by Etón is available now at Best Buy for between $15 and $50. Etón Corporation contributes a portion of every unit sold to support the mission of the American Red Cross. For more information about Etón and its products, visit www.etoncorp.com.

About Etón Corporation
For more than 25 years, Etón Corporation has developed and manufactured products that enable people to be informed, entertained and safe. Our vision is to emphasize design, performance and use of nature’s energy to power durable products that will provide information, entertainment and protection anywhere. For more information on Etón Corporation, please visit www.etoncorp.com.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

(1) Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Disaster Preparedness, WirthlinWorldwide’s National Quorum of 1,001 adult Americans over the age of 18. Field Dates: June 4 - 7, 2004, Margin of error + 3.1 percentage points in 95 out of 100 cases

(2) Telephone survey of 1000 U.S. Adults 18 years and older on May 4-7, 2006, conducted by ORC International. Margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent at the 95% confidence level

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Etón Corporation
Lindsey Groepper
(317) 806-1900 x. 114
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