AllerMates® Supports Food Allergy Week With Release of Wheat Free/GlutenFree Allergy – Celiac Alert Wristband for Kids
Skokie, IL 5/14/2012 06:30 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
A mother of a child with multiple food allergies was frustrated by the lack of allergy-related kid-friendly products so she took action and created AllerMates®, a newline of bright, fun, whimsical character-driven wristbands, dog tags and lunch boxes that her son would happily embrace.
Parents of children with wheat and gluten allergies, sensitivities or who have celiac disease can now enjoy the safety and security of knowing their young ones are better protected against wheat and gluten when they wear or use AllerMates products away from home in places like school, daycare, parties, sleep-overs and summer camp. The products arrive in time for Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 13-19.
In addition to the Wheat –Gluten alert bands and dog tags, AllerMates also produces allergy alert products for based on 13 other fun, original characters that represent the most common allergies, peanut, nut, milk, egg, shellfish, penicillin, insect sting, latex, pollen, fish, soy, sesameand cat. The characters and product line were created by Iris Shamus, Founder and CEO of AllerMates, in part to help kids feel positive about their allergies.
“No matter how many forms I signed or how many times I spoke to the teacher the inevitable happened” states Iris Shamus, AllerMates Founder. “My son and another allergic classmate were offered food they weren’t supposed to have. It didn’t go well. So, I set out to create something more personalized so that a teacher or caregiver would always be aware of his allergies,” continues Shamus. “AllerMates wristbands gave me a sense of comfort and security I couldn’t have without them.
Even with posters like nut-free zone or dairy-free zone and others around a classroom, AllerMates is designed to present a more personalized, visual representation of specific allergies. When a child raises his or hand or carries an AllerMates lunch bag there is that distinctive visually appealing character as a constant reminder to be on alert.
AllerMates products are hypo-allergenic, nickel and latex free and have passed rigorous safety standards and testing. The wristbands are adjustable and fit most children. The AllerMates Gang characters are:
P. Nutty (Peanut Allergy)
Nutso (Nut Allergy)
Professor Wheatley (Gluten / Wheat Allergy)
Pint (Milk Allergy)
Eggie (Egg Allergy)
Crabby (Shellfish Allergy)
Super-Cillin (Penicillin Allergy)
Bizzy (Insect Sting Allergy)
Dr. Strangeglove (Latex Allergy)
Drift (Pollen Allergy)
Detective Fin (Fish Allergy)
Soy Cool (Soy Allergy)
Teeni Tahini (Sesame Allergy)
Nine (Cat Allergy)
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