SafetyTies Keep Getting Safer: Newest Neckties Reduce the Spread of Germs and Stylishly Feature the Microbes They Fight

Monday, December 8, 2008 General News
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Dec. 8 It's no secret: Ties aretypically major carriers of nasty disease-spreading germs that can pose a riskto health and life itself. But now, there's a totally safe way to have germson ties with two new additions to SafetyTies collection of antimicrobialneckties: the HAI Microbe and Microbe Modern.

Featuring colorful, artistic renditions of microorganisms, the HAI Microbeand Microbe Modern encapsulate the ingenuity of SafeSmart, Inc., a St.Augustine, Fla.-based company that creates and distributes the 100-percentsilk, stain-resistant neckties. Not only do the two new ties "carry" uniquedepictions of germs, they have also just been proven to be 99 percentresistant to Clostridium (C.) difficile.

"This bacteria is an instigator of healthcare infections, and laboratoryresults prove that our newest SafetyTies and their strong resistance to thisand several other common germs will help prevent the spread of some verycommon diseases," says April Strider, SafeSmart Inc.'s co-founder. "We thoughtthere was no better way to celebrate the tie-testing results than to highlightthe germs on the ties in a fun, creative way."

As part of SafetyTies' doctor-themed collection, both the HAI Microbe andMicrobe Modern include patterns of MRSA, VRE and C. difficile. HAI Microbe hasa more classic, traditional appearance, while the Microbe Modern is morecontemporary with large, aqua bacterium. Both are on sale now, marked down to$24.95 (regularly $44.95).

"These ties make great gifts, particularly for doctors or those inhealthcare," Strider says. "They're highly functional in their ability to helpprevent diseases, yet they're so fashionable. The germ graphics are a freshtwist on the same old tie, too."

SafeSmart is also debuting a new line of bowties. Available instethoscope, vertebra bones, caduceus & stripes, and HAI Microbe patterns, aswell as black, all five ties sell for $16.95 (regularly $24.95). Just likeother lines within the SafetyTie collection, the bowties are 100-percent silk,and resistant to stains and the spread of disease and foodborne illness.

For more information, visit

About SafeSmart, Inc.

After hearing a 2006 report on NPR linking physicians' neckties to diseasetransmission, April Strider thought of her own kids and resolved to reduce thespread of infection and disease through a unique product: SafetyTies. Striderpartnered with childhood friend Cindy Toole, and together they foundedSafeSmart, Inc. and launched SafetyTies to the marketplace in early 2007.SafetyTies are 100-percent silk, come in 90+ styles and colors, and feature aprotective barrier that blocks most dirt, stains and bacteria. The ties areideal for anyone who wears a tie and is around children, as well as those whowork in the medical/healthcare industries, food service, education, business,etc.

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,visit April Strider Co-founder, SafeSmart, Inc. 904.824.5670

SOURCE SafeSmart, Inc.

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