Mace® Brand Defense Spray Instructional Site

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Thank you for visiting the Mace Brand defense spray instructional site.  This site contains important information about our defense spray products and should be carefully reviewed.  For additional information about a specific Mace Brand defense spray, please click on one of the links contained at the end of this section.

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Your best protection is to avoid potentially dangerous situations if you can. Always be aware of your environment and the people around you. Be especially alert after dark. Do everything you can to escape from an assailant before resorting to the use of your defense spray.

You should test the functioning of your unit periodically by discharging one or two short bursts outdoors in a safe area away from all persons and animals in the vicinity. Take care that you do not exhaust the contents of the unit you intend to rely upon.

CAUTION: Failure to follow these instructions may result in first or second degree burns, severe skin irritation, depigmentation or other skin injury.  Remove contact lenses and contaminated clothing immediately. Contaminated clothing should be cleaned prior to re-use to prevent skin injury.
Flush contaminated area with large quantities of cool water or a diluted baking soda solution and expose the area to fresh air as soon as possible. Do not apply salves, creams, oils or lotions as they can trap the irritant agent against the skin and result in blisters or burns.  Consult a physician if irritation persists.

Possession and/or use of defense sprays may be regulated or prohibited by law in some jurisdictions. If there is any question, check with your local police department. Under current FAA regulations, this unit is permitted in checked baggage only. Do not carry this unit on your person or stow in your carry-on baggage. For additional information, please visit This unit is designed for defensive purposes only and may not be possessed or used by a person under the age of 18.

In light of the potential for serious skin irritation and, in extreme cases, of first and second degree burns, it is important to keep your unit out of the reach of children and irresponsible adults. Do not store it in an environment where the temperature may exceed 120°F as the unit may leak from over pressurization and fail to function properly.

Each unit is marked with an expiration date, after which it should be discarded. Dispose of in accordance with state, local and federal regulations. Do not puncture the unit since it is under pressure and will discharge if punctured. Do not incinerate or place the unit in an environment where the temperature may exceed 120°F.

Mace Security International, Inc. warrants that your unit shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship which arise prior to the expiration date shown on the unit. Any implied warranties, including those of Merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose are also limited to the expiration date shown on the unit and any action must be commenced within 60 days following the expiration date. In the event a failure occurs due to materials or workmanship, Mace will replace a defective unit returned to Mace within 60 days following the expiration date shown on the unit. This warranty does not cover expired units and does not apply if the unit has been subject to misuse or abuse. Under no circumstance shall Mace be responsible for incidental or consequential damages with respect to economic loss or injury to person or property, whether as a result of breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, or otherwise. Mace will not be responsible for the result of careless handling or unreasonable use. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow time limitations on an implied warranty, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.

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