HUSHH-UPS® - All Balls are
not Created Equal
inception Sound Listening Environments Inc. has made a commitment to provide the
SAFEST PRODUCT in the market to our customers. Knowing that Hushh-ups®
are most often used in classrooms made it vital that we closely examine the
materials and the process used in the manufacturing of our product. Our advisors
and consultants who were either past or current executives from the three
largest tennis ball companies warned us that lower end tennis balls could
potentially create health risks. The result of extensive research led us to only
one choice: start with high-quality units and reject alternative cheap and
possibly risky balls.
Sound Listening Environments Inc. chose to start with the highest quality balls
not only because of what you see – a unit that is superior in quality – but also
because of what you don’t see. That is, what is in the interior core of the
Cheaper balls are pressurized by inserting a reactive pellet or liquid
into the core of the ball that when processed, turns into a CHEMICAL GAS.
The pellet does not completely dissipate and a chemical residue remains in the
interior of the ball. We were advised that the composition of this residue
differs among the many manufacturers of these types of balls. Once a chemically
inflated ball is cut, the remaining residue within the core of the ball is no
longer contained. This leads to the risk of exposing students, teachers and
other staff to these chemicals. We were counseled that some of these residues
may contain potentially hazardous chemicals such as formaldehyde and
Hushh-ups® are the only commercially available pre-cut balls that use
AIR INFLATION during the pressurization process. Since Hushh-ups are
pressurized with AIR ONLY there is no risk of exposure to chemical residues.
We have also ensured that Hushh-ups® meet latex safety criteria. This is
a critical requirement as an allergic reaction can be life threatening. We have
had quite a few inquires of this nature over the years. For this reason,
Hushh-ups® have been analyzed for latex content by an internationally
accredited laboratory. The levels of latex protein found in Hushh-ups®
are so minute that they register as below detection in lab testing. If you
require further information on this topic, please contact us.
Some schools opt to collect used balls. Since Hushh-ups® are precision
pre-cut units, the health and safety risk for individuals who may injure
themselves by using sharp cutting instruments is eliminated. Old, used balls may
also pose a threat of introducing mold and other materials into the environment
because they are dirty.
Hushh-ups are the SAFE solution!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us or send us an
email at firstname.lastname@example.org