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Child’s Toy Makes Debut in High-Tech Environment

Spokester Bicycle Noisemakers, a plastic children’s bike accessory, are now being used as a safety precaution by aerospace manufacturer Boeing at its Seattle, WA, location. Employees at these large facilities transport light loads and move between hangars on bicycles, and are now using Spokesters as an audible warning to pedestrians and vehicles that a bike is approaching. Local startup company Playtrix, the maker of Spokester, has shipped dozens of cases of product to these facilities and is enthusiastic about the new corporate safety market.

The Spokester has already been used by law enforcement agencies that include the Amherstburg, Ontario, Police Department, where they are distributed to children as a safety device during annual “bike rodeos”.  

Playtrix founder, Kevin Nelson, resides in RVA and the company operates out of Richmond and Raleigh, NC. Playtrix recently launched a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to raise capital for product modifications and increased production.

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