ANDOVER, MA (JUNE 29, 2022) — Byrna Technologies Inc. (“Byrna” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: BYRN) today announced that the Company will be collaborating with Christine Chiu, the executive producer and star of the Netflix reality TV series Bling Empire. Through her social media platforms, Christine will build awareness among her many followers of the non-lethal, self-defense options available to them, including Byrna’s line of personal self-defense products.
To launch the collaboration, the company worked with Ms. Chiu to create a testimonial video that will be shared across Christine Chiu’s social media platforms. The video will be followed by ongoing reminders to Christine’s fan base on the importance of being vigilant when it comes to protecting one’s family, home and business.
“As a successful businesswoman with high visibility, I am concerned about the dramatic increase in violent crime. I am often approached by strangers, which, in these uncertain times, can be very unsettling,” commented Chiu. “With the Byrna in my purse, I feel safe. I love my Byrna more than I had anticipated. The Byrna SD personal security device provides safe, reliable and effective protection for me and my family. By temporarily incapacitating an attacker, the Byrna gives you time to get out of harm’s way and call for help - all without the risk of taking someone’s life or causing permanent injury.”
"We are extremely excited to partner with Christine” commented Byrna Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer Luan Pham. “She has completely embraced Byrna’s “Live Safe” mantra. We believe that to “live safe” one must be prepared to defend oneself and one’s family and that means having a personal self-defense game plan. As has been proven time and time again, those who are properly prepared stand a much better chance of thwarting an attacker and of protecting themselves, their homes and their loved ones. As we say at Byrna – You are your own first responder.”
Known as the “Un-Gun,” the Byrna pneumatic launcher shoots chemical irritant projectiles (tear gas + pepper) and kinetic rounds, both of which can incapacitate an assailant for up to 30 minutes from as much as 60 feet away. The Un-Gun is not classified by the federal government as a firearm and thus does not require a background check or special permit to own. The Un-Gun is also travel-friendly to all 50 states and is TSA-approved in checked luggage.
“My favorite feature of the Byrna ‘Un-Gun’ is that indirect shots can be just as effective as direct shots,” remarked Chiu. “It’s so easy to use that anyone can protect themselves, even if they are not a good shot.”
The list of Byrna Nation’s supporters continues to grow at an astounding pace. There are actors, entertainers, sports figures, private security professionals, law enforcement personnel and most importantly, hundreds of thousands of ordinary, everyday people who have taken the decision to protect themselves and their families with the non-lethal technology provided by Byrna Technologies. The newest Byrna “hero” is woman, mother and business entrepreneur Christine Chiu.
About Byrna Technologies Inc.
Byrna is a technology company, specializing in the development, manufacture, and sale of innovative non-lethal personal security solutions. For more information on the Company, please visit the corporate website here or the Company’s investor relations site here. The Company is the manufacturer of the Byrna® SD personal security device, a state-of-the-art handheld CO2 powered launcher designed to provide a non-lethal alternative to a firearm for the consumer, private security, and law enforcement markets. To purchase Byrna products, visit the Company’s e-commerce store.
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Byrna Technologies Inc.
Luan Pham, Chief Marketing Officer