Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Safees Reflectors: Review and Giveaway!

***Giveaway closed!  Congrats to Terri for winning the Safee Reflectors!***

Did you know that wearing a reflector as a pedestrian can increase your visibility in traffic by up to 500 percent?!  I didn't.  Until Johanna, the founder and owner of Safees contacted me about her product and her desire to help children in the United States be safe as they walk and play outside.

Johanna grew up in Sweden where children are taught to always wear a reflector.  Now living in the US Johanna searched for reflectors when her first child was born but was not able to find them readily available.  So she founded Safees and now strives to help children in America be safer by wearing Safee reflectors.

Johanna sent us two reflectors to review, an owl and a heart shape.  My children were delighted and began wearing them around the house right away!  By checking out the Safees website I learned that reflectors should be worn at knee height (because that is where a car's lights will shine.)  Also, free moving reflectors catch and reflect the most light, making them the most visible. 

This video shows how helpful Safees are for pedestrians and drivers alike:


Safees come in a variety of designs and colors and cost only $6 each.  As an old Scandinavian saying goes, reflectors are very cheap life insurance!

Because helping children (and adults!) be safe is so important to Johanna, she is giving one lucky reader 5 Safees!  To enter, use the Raffeltcopter form below.  And to anyone who can't wait for the giveaway, you can use this code to get 15% off your order of Safees: Safeesbacktoschool2012
(There are also discounts for schools and non-profit organizations.)  Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

18 comments:

  1. I like their clip on safees too! And they had lots of great statistics on their website, like 1/3 of pedestrian fatalities take place in Oct/Nov/Dec.
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  2. Almost two-thirds of the pedestrian fatalities occurred when the light condition was either dark or dark but lighted!
    WOW!!!!
    thanks

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  3. I like the cute designs and that they increase your visibility in the dark by up to 500%.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I like all the different cute designs! I like their function as well..very creative item!

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  5. I visited Safee.com, and I learned without a reflector, walking on dark roads, cars can see you first when they are within 50-300 feet of you. At a speed even as low as 30 miles per hour they won't have a chance to stop in time.

    My Name: Heather Abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  6. That this increases visibility by up to 500%! (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

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  7. I was surprised that "Approximately 5,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic crashes every year". I always think of car collisions with other cars and how many they kill,I've never really thought of pedestrian accidents.

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  8. I learned that they have clip ones and a smiley face one....love that they increase visibility by 500%

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  9. The fun designs are appealing to kids

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  10. They also make a clip on safee!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  11. I read on their site that "On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes." That just scared the bejeesus out of me! I live off a fairly busy road! O_O

    ihearttoxie@gmail.com

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  12. I learned that you can be seen as far away as 950-1000 feet

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  13. Not sure if open to Canadians couldn't see in the terms but I like the owl it is so cute and if kids like them they will wear them.

    wwcd23 at yahoo dot ca

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  14. I like that they increase visibility so much!

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  15. I have never seen these before and I was impressed. These are so cute and such a simple yet vital idea.

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  16. Safees pedestrian traffic reflectors increase your visibility in the dark by up to 500%

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  17. Something that stood out to me is that a pedestrian is hurt in traffic every 8 minutes. That's crazy.

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