Hot Products Rides High with Milwaukee Legend Harley-Davidson Inc.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--April 3, 2001--Hot Products Inc. (OTC BB:HPIC) (HPI) Tuesday announced that it had received approval to supply Harley-Davidson Inc., a world leader in the manufacturing of motorcycle products, with a personal survival, first aid pak that will be made available for sale through Harley-Davidson's dealer network.
HPI, in a joint effort with Ace Product Management Group, a primary supplier to Harley-Davidson, collaborated in the design of an innovative pak specific to the individual needs of today's motorcyclist. The design criteria focused on a high quality product capable of being stored in saddlebags that traditionally offer limited space.
The approved product is a handsome, lightweight, water-resistant zippered case, complete with Harley-Davidson embroidered logo. The survival pak contains over 25 essential items that comprise of such items as a thermal survival blanket, hand and foot warmers, waterproof matches, cold compress pak, and an assortment of essential medical supplies.
James Copland, HPI's president and chief executive officer, stated, "The need for outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared for the unexpected is essential, and more and more companies are realizing this need by including emergency, survival and first aid products as part of their overall product mix.
"This commitment to safety sends a strong corporate message that a company like Harley truly cares for the well being of their customers. HPI is very pleased to have been selected to develop this product for Harley, and to be associated with such a brand leader in the industry.
"The initial order of approximately 2,000 units lends significant credibility to HPI's expanding line of emergency and survival products. There are a lot of choices out there, but we are thrilled that it was HPI that was selected for this."
Product shipments are scheduled for later this month, and HPI hopes that this initial program will be the stepping-stone for larger opportunities within Harley-Davidson Inc.
Hot Products Inc. (HPI) is a publicly-traded company and a diversified developer of innovative products that focus on the retail, corporate and OEM channels for the consumer electronics, automotive road emergency, automotive and outdoor survival categories.
The company holds numerous United States technology patents, which it licenses for use by other multi-national corporations. HPI is a strategic licensed partner of VM Labs Inc.'s NUON technology, and its NUON peripherals division engineers and markets an expanding line of products to major international DVD player and set-top box manufacturers who support the NUON technology platform.