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Press Release

American Red Cross Products by Etón Help Families Prepare During Emergency Preparedness Month

PALO ALTO, Calif.--Etón Corporation, a leading emergency preparedness company and creator of green-powered electronics, is helping families do more than cross their fingers during National Preparedness Month. The American Red Cross by Etón products provide the essentials of light, information and energy, helping families plan ahead for any unexpected situation.

“Through our joint efforts with the American Red Cross, we encourage all families to take the proper steps as soon as possible to become prepared in the event of the unexpected.”

To prepare for any unforeseen circumstance such as a natural disaster, the Red Cross recommends a simple, three-step approach: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Stay Informed. A vital part of every kit is a self-powered emergency radio, which provides up-to-date information and weather conditions – even when power in the home fails.

The collection of emergency radios by Etón are self-powered and charged by four sources, including dynamo/hand crank, alkaline batteries, AC adapter or solar power. Each radio provides AM/FM radio and all seven National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather band channels to provide emergency weather information and public alerts. In addition, the emergency radios have an integrated LED flashlight and a USB port for charging cell phones via hand-crank.

The American Red Cross line by Etón also includes several compact preparedness devices – the Blackout Buddy, ClipRay and Aluminator Flashlight Series. The Blackout Buddy emergency LED flashlight plugs into and charges from a wall socket, doubling as a nightlight while charging. The light automatically engages when power fails, making it easy to locate. The ClipRay LED flashlight features a hand-crank and USB charger, plus a carabiner clip for hands-free convenience. The line is rounded out by the Aluminator Flashlights, which are constructed from high-grade aluminum, splash-proof and produce up to 120 lumens of light from the CREE LEDs.

“Though September is dedicated to disaster preparedness and marks the peak of hurricane season, severe weather and other natural disasters can occur at any time,” says John Smith, Vice President and Chief of Staff at Etón Corporation. “Through our joint efforts with the American Red Cross, we encourage all families to take the proper steps as soon as possible to become prepared in the event of the unexpected.”

The American Red Cross products by Etón are available at Radio Shack, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and online at Etón Corporation contributes a portion of every unit sold to support the mission of the American Red Cross.

About Etón Corporation

Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Etón Corporation is an established leader in providing trusted emergency preparedness and outdoor products for more than 25 years. A brand that is constantly evolving, Etón has a history in providing products that harness the power of the sun and provide people with essentials like Light, Information and Energy in times of emergency. Etón is a proud supporter of the American Red Cross and American Park Network, making annual donations to each organization, in part through the sale of its emergency preparedness and outdoor products. For more information on Etón Corporation, please visit

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 or join our blog at

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Lindsey Groepper