Earmuffs feature radio capability and 82 dB limit.

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Featuring external switch that allows users to select desired frequency band, Radio and Electo® earmuffs include AM and FM capability. Electo model, available in headband and cap-mounted versions, utilizes directionally positioned microphones that promote natural hearing. Through advanced response technology, Electo amplifies incoming sounds to 82 dB and acts as passive earmuff for sounds above 82 dB. Both models feature non-deformable, dual headband design.

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Bilsom® Upgrades AM and FM Capability on Radio and Electo® Earmuff Lines

Smithfield, RI -- In an effort to enhance worker satisfaction on the job, Bilsom(r) has upgraded its Radio and Electo(r) radio earmuffs to include both AM and FM capability. The earmuffs feature an external switch to make it easy for users to select the desired frequency band, and the Electo model is available in both headband and cap-mounted versions.

In addition to an AM/FM radio, the Electo model allows wearers to hear important communications, such as co-workers, alarms and other warning signals, at a safely amplified level, while listening to the radio. Directionally positioned microphones provide more natural hearing. Through advanced response technology, Electo amplifies incoming sounds to 82 dB, then acts as a passive earmuff for sounds above 82 dB.

Both Radio and Electo models feature a modernized headset design to improve worker acceptance and broad ear cushions that fit comfortably around the ear. The non-deformable dual headband design improves comfort and minimizes pressure on the head, while an inner-ventilated headband breathes more easily in humid climates. Both earmuffs come with an adjustable, Quick-Click outer headband that remains fixed in use to ensure a comfortable fit.

Radio earmuffs provide an easy-to-access radio volume control, while the Electo line offers independent volume controls that allow radio and sound amplification volumes to be controlled separately and enable the wearer to customize radio/outside noise balance. Both models provide a sound level limitation feature to ensure that the sound level does not exceed 82 dB.

Both of Bilsom's newly upgraded earmuffs feature rugged construction to stand up to the most demanding uses. The new AM/FM models will be available in March 2005, and will be a running change to the existing models.

Bilsom was founded in Sweden in 1968 and leads the industry in developing innovative sound management technologies that are used in some of the most challenging environments in the world. Bilsom is part of the Bacou-Dalloz(tm) Hearing Safety Group, a world leader in hearing safety.

Bacou-Dalloz is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of personal protective equipment, offering a comprehensive range of safety products designed to protect people from hazards in the workplace. The Group specializes in head protection equipment (eye and face, respiratory and hearing protection), body protection equipment (clothing, gloves and footwear) and fall protection equipment. With a worldwide presence and over 6,000 people, Bacou-Dalloz endeavors to contribute to ongoing improvements in workplace health and safety by providing innovative, comfort-engineered products that workers want to wear. The Group's products are sold through a worldwide network of distributor partners for use in all sectors of activity (construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, homeland security, petrochemicals, medical, public services, etc.). Bacou-Dalloz is listed on the Premier Marché of the Euronext stock exchange in Paris, and is part of the SBF 120 index.

For additional information on Bilsom products, contact:
Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group
7828 Waterville Road
San Diego, CA 92154
Tel: 800/430-5490
Fax: 401/232-3110

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