Mace Pepper Spray Sales Grow as a Deterrent One Year after Trayvon Martin Tragedy
SOLON, Ohio , February 20 /Businesswire/ - One year after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was gunned down near his Miami home by a neighborhood watch volunteer, millions of U.S. residents are embracing the non-lethal self-protection that Mace pepper spray provides.
A recent consumer survey found that 68% of female pepper spray owners said they bought it for themselves. Most pepper spray owners own Mace brand pepper spray than all other brands combined. (Photo: Business Wire)
“None of us will ever really know what happened in Miami Gardens last year,” said John McCann, President and CEO of Mace Security International. “But we do know that a tragedy could have been averted if George Zimmerman had chosen to protect himself with Mace instead of a deadly weapon.”
A recent online survey of pepper spray owners conducted by Balance Inc., a strategic design consultancy located in Cleveland, indicates that record numbers of U.S. adults now rely upon pepper spray for self-protection. The blind survey was conducted using a nationally representative sample of respondents provided by Harris Interactive, an independent, global survey firm. Commissioned by Mace Security International, the survey also revealed interesting purchasing trends among pepper spray carriers:
“These survey results confirm the sales trends that Mace is a safe deterrent in these troubling times.”
Mace Security International, Inc. (OTC PINK: MACE) is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety, and electronic security products to consumer and business market segments under the highly recognized Mace® brand. Mace also owns and operates a UL/ETL listed central station providing remote monitoring services to the wholesale security trade. For more information, go to www.mace.com or write to Mace Security International, Inc., 29100 Aurora Road, Suite 10, Solon, Ohio 44139.