Spin Master is helping to fill the need for personal protection equipment (PPE) for front-line healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19, producing face shields from the popular family game, Hedbanz.
With a long history of giving back to the community, Spin Master employees wanted to find a way to help with the growing need for PPE for front-line healthcare workers. The Company’s product development team came up with an ingenious solution in just three days. Using existing headbands from the popular family guessing game, Hedbanz, along with plastic inserts, the team created a prototype face shield to offer support for healthcare workers.
Partnering with suppliers in Mexico, Spin Master initially produced 5,000 units that arrived at five hospitals in Ontario, Canada last week including Mount Sinai and Michael Garron Hospital. This week additional shipments are heading to United States and Mexico including the following hospitals in New York: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, New York University Medical Center, The University Hospital of Brooklyn. Next week face shields will be sent to California, England, France including Queen Elizabeth Woolwich NSH (London).
“So many front-line healthcare workers are risking their lives and spending tireless hours away from their families to help those suffering from COVID-19. Together, with our employees, we felt compelled to lend our resources to support their amazing efforts,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-CEO of Spin Master.
The Company is now producing more than 10,000 face shields a day that will be shipped to where they are most needed globally. The shields, while not medical-grade, have been individually packed in a sanitary environment and offer support for those on the front lines.