RONKONKOMA, N.Y., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced that the Company is unaware of any expose by any major media outlet or the subject of any report of any kind related to quality or defect issues for its disposable protective apparel suits or any of its products.
Chris Ryan, CEO of Lakeland Industries, commented, "It came to our attention that Lakeland was mentioned in an on-line media outlet as a possible subject of quality issues related to our products. We would like our customers and shareholders to know that our protective suits are of the highest quality available on the market today and we have the most extensive quality control protocols in place to make sure that they are the safe and effective solution to fully protect our first responders and anyone who may be dealing with viral outbreaks. Lakeland manufactures its products certified to multiple international standards including NFPA, ISO, CE, JIS, ASTM, and IEC to name but a few. Many of these require independent third party certification and have requirements for regular audit or renewal."
Mr. Ryan continued, "Our Company has not been contacted, nor do we know of any attempt from anyone to contact us on anything related to malfunctioning, faulty, or ineffective gear. As a market leader in disposable protective apparel, we take our business, reputation, and responsibility very seriously."
About Lakeland Industries, Inc.:
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE) manufactures and sells a comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market. The Company's products are sold by a direct sales force and through independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers such as chemical/petrochemical, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, janitorial, pharmaceutical and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as hospitals and laboratories. In addition, Lakeland supplies federal, state, and local government agencies, fire and police departments, airport crash rescue units, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many other federal and state agencies. For more information concerning Lakeland, please visit the Company online at www.lakeland.com.
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