CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan. 16, 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 that its Chest Protector Leatt PRO Lite has been named a Product of the Year by Transworld Motocross magazine ("Transworld"). The Leatt chest protector was the only protective product chosen by Transworld for the prestigious award.
"We've crash tested the PRO Lite numerous times and can attest to the fact that it disperses impact forces much, much better than a traditionally built protector," noted the magazine in announcing the award. "Without a doubt, this is the most protective, good-looking chest protector available."
Weighing only 2.2 pounds (995 grams), the PRO Lite is Leatt's first-class chest protector. It can be used over or under a jersey and has been designed to integrate perfectly with or without an accompanying Leatt neck brace. Its BraceOn™ elastic strap system attaches to the Leatt brace, yet provides independent movement of body, brace and chest protector.
The PRO Lite's ability to absorb more impact than traditional protectors has also placed it at the two highest levels of CE impact safety standards for motorcyclists' protective clothing, the EN 1621-2 and prEN 1621-3 standards, for front and rear protection against mechanical impact.
"We are very pleased with the Transworld award, which we believe validates the work of our entire team," said Dr. Christopher Leatt, Leatt Chairman and head of Research and Development. "We believe that this award also underscores the value of the Leatt brand in the world of motocross, as well as in other racing sports. We have built Leatt by creating what we believe to be the most innovative, most advanced and most protective products in the racing industry and we are very proud to be recognized for our efforts in this endeavor."
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.
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 Transworld's recognition of the Leatt Chest Protector PRO Lite and of its achievement of the two highest levels of CE impact safety standards; 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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