KOLDING, Denmark, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet A/S announced today that Yellowone Needle Cap is now available to US consumers through Amazon.com. Yellowone Needle Cap is a patented lid, which inexpensively and easily converts regular empty beverage cans into safe and permanent disposal containers for used luer-slip syringe needles.
According to the World Health Organization, the re-use of contaminated needles and inadvertent needle sticks are estimated to be responsible for more than 1.3 million deaths annually. "Bestnet is pleased to be able to offer Yellowone Needle Cap to US consumers through Amazon.com. The improper disposal of used syringe needles serves as a powerful engine that allows infections and can transmit deadly diseases. The unique design of Yellowone Needle Cap will significantly reduce needle sticks and the reuse of needles, by offering a safe and permanent solution to the disposal of used luer-slip syringe needles," said Trine Sig, Managing Director of Bestnet.
"Bestnet has chosen to distribute Yellowone Needle Cap through Amazon.com to allow the product to be available to the broadest consumer base possible. Whether used at home, in the office or while traveling, Yellowone Needle Cap is the ideal product for anyone looking for an safe, inexpensive, easy-to-use and permanent solution for the secure disposal of used luer-slip syringes. It is ideal for anyone who is looking for a portable system that is easy to transport, use and discard of properly," continued Sig.
Yellowone Needle Cap is be available to consumers in 5-packs for $9.99 through Amazon.com. Depending on the size of the discarded needles, one 12oz. beverage can will hold approximately 100-150 used needles.
Yellowone Needle Cap was developed and patented by industrial designer Han Pham. Her unique invention won the design prize Index Award in the People's Choice category in 2007, touted by organizers as the world's largest design prize. Subsequently, Yellowone Needle Cap has been entered into the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and is also exhibited at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark.
About Bestnet A/S
Bestnet A/S has an established leadership role in the Aid & Relief market as the manufacturer and supplier of Netprotect® long lasting insecticide incorporated mosquito nets (LLINs). Netprotect® LLINs are the world's third largest brand of World Health Organization (WHOPES) recommended LLINs for the control of malaria and other vector borne diseases. Bestnet supports the many ministries of health and relief organizations worldwide that are working toward improving the lives of others.
Bestnet is thoroughly immersed in working toward the goal of eventually eliminating malaria, a disease of poverty. Each year, over 1 million people die from malaria even though the disease is completely preventable and treatable. Sadly, most of these deaths occur in pregnant woman and in children under the age of 5 in the most impoverished areas of the world.
The Bestnet philosophy is ... A Network of Life, and is evident in their ever-expanding product line designed specifically to provide affordable and well-designed solutions which improve the lives of others.
More information about Bestnet A/S and Yellowone Needle Cap is available at http://www.bestneteurope.com or by contacting Bestnet Managing Director Trine Angeline Sig at firstname.lastname@example.org, mob.: +45 2826 2600.
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