SOURCE: Sperian Protection

Sperian Protection

September 21, 2009 09:00 ET

Sperian Protection Launches 100% Sterile Saline Personal Eyewash Bottles in Canada

SMITHFIELD, RI--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Sperian Protection, the world leader in emergency eye care, today announced it has launched Sperian® sterile saline personal eyewash bottles in Canada. The bottles contain buffered saline solution that is 100 percent sterile and therefore is superior to tap water and non-sterile solutions for flushing nuisance particles, chemicals or caustics from eyes.

Sperian sterile saline personal eyewash bottles feature a blow-fill seal that is tamper resistant yet can be easily removed in an emergency. Available in 32-, 16-, 8-, 4- and 1-ounce sizes, the bottles are portable and can be made readily available for use at the site of any hazard. They are ideal for flushing nuisance particles such as pollen, dust, saw dust and smoke. In the case of chemical or caustic eye injury, they provide immediate treatment en route to a primary eyewash unit and continuous irrigation on the way to medical care after administering the ANSI-required 15-minute flush at a primary eyewash station.

Sperian sterile saline personal eyewash bottles can be transported in a Sperian Emergency Eyewash Travel Bag or mounted on a Sperian wall station, which offers high visibility at hazard sites and is readily available for emergency flushing and decontamination of the eyes, face and body.

"Our sterile saline personal eyewash bottles offer the very best in safety, effectiveness, convenience and portability," said Kelly Piotti, product manager of Emergency Eyewash Products for Sperian Protection. "By bringing this product to the Canadian market we are ensuring that millions more people will benefit from the safest and most immediate eyewash product available."

Sperian sterile saline is buffered to the same pH as the human eye, which is especially important in the case of chemical splashes, when the pH of the eye is disrupted. In addition, tap water or other non-sterile eyewash may contain bacteria or other contaminants that can further harm an already injured eye. The safety of Sperian sterile eyewash solution over non-sterile or tap water is unmatched.

Sperian sterile saline eyewash solution meets Canada's Class 2 Medical Device standards for quality system requirements and has received a medical license from Health Canada.

Sperian sterile saline personal eyewash bottles are available for purchase through major safety equipment distributors nationwide or by contacting the customer care department directly at 1-800-FENDALL, option #3. For additional product information please visit

About Sperian Protection

With nearly 6,000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection serves the global personal protective equipment (PPE) industry, providing hearing, eye, respiratory, fall, body and hand protection. As a world leader in multiple PPE categories, Sperian is committed to offering innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. For more information, please visit Sperian Protection is listed on Euronext's Eurolist and on the SBF120. It is eligible for the SRD deferred settlement system.

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