CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a global developer, marketer and distributor of personal protective equipment for all forms of sports, including extreme motor sports, and whose products include the flagship Leatt-Brace®, a neck brace system designed to help prevent potentially devastating injuries to the cervical spine (neck) for helmeted sports, announced today the launch of the Leatt Chest Protector Pro Junior for children. The Company said that this new chest protector is now available and will be widely available in time for the Black Friday and Christmas holiday sales.
Dr. Chris Leatt, Leatt Chairman and head of Research and Development said, "We believe that the Leatt Chest Protector Pro Junior is the first ever youth chest protector on the market that has been CE certified at prEN 1621-3:2012, Level 2, the highest level of chest impact protection. The back of the protector is also CE certified at EN 1621-2:2003, Level 1 and offers young riders great impact protection. We are pleased to have achieved this level of upper body protection for young riders who are especially vulnerable to serious injury and death from chest impacts."
Dr. Leatt added, "We specifically designed this Chest Protector for children, ages 6 to12 years, who ride off-road motorcycles, BMX style bicycles, mountain bikes, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles."
The Leatt Chest Protector Pro Junior fits riders weighing approximately 70 - 120lbs (31-54kgs), and will help protect these riders from certain harmful impacts. The protector is also light, weighing only 1.5lbs (0.65kgs), comfortable, allows riders optimal freedom of movement, and is available at only US$129.00.
About Leatt Corporation
Leatt Corporation develops personal protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme motor sports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered the gold standard for neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. It was designed for participants in extreme sports or riding motorcycles, bicycles, mountain bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles. For more information, visit: www.leatt-corp.com | www.leatt.com
This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding Leatt Corporation (the "Company") within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements" including statements regarding: the significance of the Company's launch of the Leatt Chest Protector Pro Junior and of its achievement of the highest level of CE impact safety standard for chest protectors; the general ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives, including the ability of the Company to continue creating innovative, advanced and protective products in the racing industry; the business strategy, plans and objectives of the Company and its subsidiaries; and any other statements of non-historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "seeks," "should," "could," "intends," or "projects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.
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