AAIA Trainers & Carriers
AAIA sells a variety of epipen carriers of different brand names. They also posters and educational materials as well as epipen trainers, videos, and books.
They sell a trademarked wristband that functions as a unique medical ID bracelet. It is customizable by you, at any time, based on your child's changing food allergic conditions. The charms include all the top allergens but they are constantly updating their product line to include charms for other less common allergies.
They carry epipen cases and also ones that include epipen case and pouch for those who use an inhaler for asthma. Their products are durable and foam padded.
They offer retro and sassy clothing for children with food allergies. They also sell epibelts, allergy jewelry, and books. Currently, they are in the process of updating their web site and will be adding new designs to their clothing line soon.
Anaphylaxis Canada Devices & Carriers
Similar to AAIA, Anaphylaxis Canada carries a number of epipen carriers and they also sell educational materials and videos, along with books for children.
Beyond a Peanut
This is an extensive web site that contains information about peanut allergy as well as other food allergies. They offer educational materials and some innovative products that help children and those who care for them understand food allergies. Some of the packages include creative food allergy flash cards and training materials. Although they focus on peanut allergies, their line of products seems to include food allergies in general such as their food allergy awareness safety check stickers. Anyone with a food allergy can use the stickers because they can select the allergies pertaining to their family when packaging foods.
Blue Bear Aware
They are Canadian and sell everything from epipen carriers to t-shirts and accessories for allergic children. They have t-shirts for the most common allergies, and the designs are cute and fashionable. Some of the items are also in French. Most of their products alert for the presence of only one allergy, but the designs are really cool. They also have designs that do not specify allergies, but have statements such as "Don't Feed This Princess", which could be quite useful if your child suffers from multiple food allergies.
This is a company based in Quebec. They sell bracelets and t-shirts with symbols that identify different allergies. The idea is very creative but the number of allergies listed is quite limited. Currently, they only have products for dairy, peanut, shellfish, and egg allergies. They only alert for one allergy per product.
The word "allergy" in the search box yields an overwhelming supply of t-shirts with different allergy alerts. The designs are informal and very cute. Some of them (dare I say) are down right funny. There is a t-shirt for practically every allergy out there. Once again, t-shirts for those with multiple allergies are limited, and may not list the specific allergies relating to your family. Cafe Press does get points for quantity and variety though. There is a lot to choose from even for one allergy.
This company makes a heavy duty epipen carrier and other products such as double epipen carriers to include antihistamine medication like Benadryl or Reactine, and puffer pouches for inhalers. The price of the products is a bit on the high side but the value you get in return is unmatched. The product is described as "made of black, heavy grade polypropylene webbing, double nylon stitched and of rugged, durable black leather. The plastic clasp can withstand 250lbs of pull and the plastic keeper that allows the belt to be adjusted is made by one-piece seamless construction. The protective casing, which houses the Emergency Auto-Injector, can withstand 1000lbs of pressure. The case is sealed by the end cap that is attached to the velcro E-BELT® strap, which in an emergency, is pulled back to expose the grey safety cap of the Emergency Auto-Injector." Clearly, the E-BELT is designed to last and can endure the active lifestyle of most kids.
They offer an online anaphylaxis first aid training course that can be completed via your computer at your convenience in the comfort of your home. The course is offered to individuals and also groups such as school staff, restaurant workers, travel industry personnel etc. This online course focuses on a number of issues surrounding a severe allergic reaction. EpiCenter Medical also provides Epi-Kits™ that include epinephrine and can be used to save lives in places like schools and food establishments. This is especially convenient for those who choose to complete the course as a group, such as a large firm, as they can purchase several Epi-Kits and store them around the office in convenient and easily accessible locations in the event that epinephrine is needed to save a life.
Also adjustable with velcro closures is the epipen carrier that is shaped like a puppy - a chocolate lab. They are in the process of introducing other dogs and animals to a line called epipals. This one seems like it would be more appealing to younger kids, especially ones who prefer plush animals.
They sell t-shirts with allergy alerts, only you can customize your t-shirt. You can choose the artwork and colour of the shirt from among the different designs they have listed. The art is cartoon like and generic to encompass all food allergies in general without the focus on one specific allergy.
Kids Custom Labels
They offer labels for everything and in every style. Their allergy labels are limited however. They only sell labels for wheat, dairy, seafood, and peanut allergies.
They also sell labels for clothing and other items, but their allergy labels are more generic and customizable to the number of allergies you prefer.
They sell all types of labels for clothes, shoes, and other items. Their labels include multi-purpose, iron-on, and peel and stick that are laundry safe. Their allergy labels are very clear and you can include up to six allergies. I have ordered from Mabel's previously and two things I thought were outstanding were the customer service and the quality of their labels. Their customer service staff is exceptional, especially the Live Chat feature on their web site. They are incredibly nice and professional. The quality of the allergy labels is unlike anything I've seen. I have used them on dishes, cups, and what have you. They have been into the dishwasher, on the sterilize option (steaming hot); they have been scrubbed in the sink; they have been picked at by little fingers; they have been in below zero temperatures outside. They are not only intact, but look like they have just been applied! They did not fade, tear, or come off. If you are looking for bright, visible, durable, and reliable allergy labels, Mabel's is the answer. I highly recommend their Allergy Alert Labels.
This is designed to be a discreet carrier for epipens and other medical items. It's designed for people who carry small amounts of medicines or auto-injectors. It can also be used by people who take pills or need medicines close by and can be strapped to the leg or arm.
They sell multi-purpose labels and wrist bands with phone numbers in case child is separated from parents or care givers. They are also famous for the Found-it™ Free Online lost-and-found system. Customers have the option of adding a tracking code on their labels which connects them to their item via email address. It's a free and optional feature available to all customers. If you ever lose an item with a Found-it™ tracking system code, anyone who finds it will be prompted to go to a special page on Oliver's Labels web site with instructions to enter the code on the label. This will match you to your code and send you a notification email right away. The bonus to this is that Oliver’s Labels acts as an intermediary between you and the finder so you never have to share any of your personal information.
This is a web site dedicated to providing information and products for training and education about allergies and anaphylaxis. It's founded by Elizabeth Goldenberg, an allergy mom whose son has severe life threatening food allergies. The web site has excellent kits that combine EpiPen trainers, holders, instruction cards and much more. Onespot Allergy also has a Facebook page and blog where you can get the most up to date information about their involvement in the world of allergies. You can also follow them on twitter. Elizabeth Goldenberg is an allergy advocate. She provides help and tips for people living with allergies and anaphylaxis. She's also very friendly and personable. Her web site and Facebook page have invaluable information and is highly recommended.
They sell shirts and other products with a peanut free logo imprint. Their products focus only on peanut allergies.
They offer wristbands made of vinyl, tyvek, silicone, cloth, and plastic among other types. You can customize wristbands including type, color of band, font type and colour as well. They have different designs for graphics and there are so many other options for those who wish to create something unique. This is a great alternative to the mainstream allergy wristbands. Wristband Resources seems to be a more cost effective option for those considering allergy awareness wristbands or medical id bracelets. The only catch is that anything customized requires a minimum order of 100 wristbands! That being said, those 100 customized wristbands cost less than $100. It's a great option for large volume places like day care, schools, camps, etc. Given the low cost for some of the wristbands, Wristband Resources is a welcome option especially with medical ID bracelets costing almost the same for one as opposed to 100. They also have a great guide explaining some of the options they provide for allergy awareness wristbands. It's definitely worth a look.