Employees at Spin Master have re-engineered the headbands from the Company’s popular family guessing game Hedbanz, to help produce face shields for healthcare workers.
Spin Master’s product development team came up with the ingenious solution in just three days. The masks use the existing headband from the game, along with clear plastic inserts.
Partnering with suppliers in Mexico, Spin Master delivered 5,000 units to five hospitals in Ontario last week, including Mount Sinai and Michael Garron Hospital.
“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 and support their amazing efforts first locally, and eventually expanding more broadly in North America and globally,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-CEO of Spin Master.
The Company is now producing more than 10,000 face shields daily that will be shipped to wherever they are most needed across North America. The shields, while not medical-grade, have been individually packed in a sanitary environment and offer support for those on the front lines.