August 2011 News

Leatherman takes to the now multi-tool friendly skies

Last year Leatherman launched a complete update to their popular "Keychain" line of tools. Fast forward to 2011 and they have taken the most popular model, the Style CS, and replaced all non-TSA-compliant features with travel-friendly ones to launch the Style PS (pliers/scissors).

The handy Style PS is a unique, travel-friendly, keychain-size tool. With spring-action pliers/wire cutters, nail file, scissors, tweezers, carabiner/bottle opener and mini-screwdriver, travelers will never be without their most necessary tools. The PS fits in a pocket or clips on a pack or bag for easy portability.

During the development phase, the Style PS was tested in airports around the world for compliance. Ultimately it was designed to follow the specific carry-on regulations of the United States TSA (www.tsa.gov). Tested throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa, the only issues were reported in one airport in Southern China and one in South Africa. Multi-tools as a classification of product cannot obtain "TSA-approved" status. They can only be designed to and state TSA-compliance*.

All six keychain models from Leatherman (Style®, Style® CS, Style® PS, Squirt® PS4, Squirt® ES4, and Micra®) are available at retailers nationwide and online. All are covered under the Leatherman 25-year warranty and MSRP ranges from $15.00-$40.00 USD.

About Leatherman

Founded in 1983, Portland, Oregon-based Leatherman is known for producing the world's most precisely engineered multi-tools and knives. Leatherman's engineering standards remain unmatched in the industry today. For more information about the Style PS or any Leatherman products contact Juli Warner, Public Relations Manager, juli.warner@leatherman.com.

*While the Leatherman Style PS complies with TSA regulations (March 2009) and has been tested in airports around the world for travel-approved tools (visit www.tsa.gov for full details), please remember that ultimately discretion is up to each individual TSA agent. Regulations may vary from country to country.