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THERMOS® LAUNCHES FOOGO® PHASES™ CUSTOMIZABLE DRINKWARE

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (October 2, 2009) – Thermos L.L.C., has taken its commitment to providing convenient drinkware options to the next level with the launch of Thermos® Foogo® Phases™, a new line of sippy cups and straw bottles for infants and toddlers that allows parents to easily customize the drink cups to their child’s changing developmental needs. Offering BPA-free drink cups in double wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel and Eastman Tritan™ plastic, Thermos Foogo Phases features an interchangeable lid and body system providing up to 24 possible drinkware combinations. “Busy moms are constantly adapting to their children’s ever-changing needs and working to provide an active and healthy lifestyle for their infants and toddlers,” said Rick Dias, President and Chief Operating Officer at Thermos. “The Foogo Phases line offers value to parents since they can save money by simply updating the interchangeable lid system during each phase of childhood development, while continuing to use the durable stainless steel or Tritan plastic drink cups.” The stainless steel and Tritan plastic drink cup bodies in the Foogo Phases line feature three interchangeable lid types: a soft sippy spout, hard sippy spout and the popular push-button straw. The 7 oz. stainless steel and 8 oz. Tritan plastic drink cups feature removable handles and the 10 oz. stainless steel and 11 oz. Tritan plastic drink cups can also accommodate the handles offered with the smaller drink cups. “Thermos provides convenient solutions to make parents’ lives easier and keep their children active and healthy on-the-go,” said Dias. “Beyond flexibility, Foogo Phases insulated stainless steel options provide parents with the peace-of-mind that the contents of their child’s drink cup will stay safe.” In fact, a comparative study of children’s food and beverage containers by Cornell University highlighted the efficacy of the Foogo insulated stainless steel drinkware. Of the products in the study starting with liquid at 40?F, only Foogo insulated stainless steel drinkware had the ability to keep milk and other beverages lower than room temperature (70?) for 16 hours - more than four and a half times longer than the leading competitor brands. When tested, milk samples in competitor brand products contained up to 5,000 times more bacteria than milk in Foogo insulated stainless steel drinkware products. With more than 800,000 food-related illnesses affecting children each year, quality drinkware can serve as the first step in protection as children move between the phases of their life. For more information about Thermos Foogo Phases drinkware, visit www.Thermos.com. Media inquiries can be directed to Betsi Schumacher at 312-755-6206 or via email at bschumacher@wheatleytimmons.com.

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