Annual list of this season’s holiday must-haves featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and on

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KATANA Safety announced today that the KATANA Arc is included in this year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things holiday gift list featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and on The Oprah’s Favorite Things annual list is a must-have holiday shopping guide that features the most decadent desserts, ingenious gadgets, and finest finds in home, fashion, and beauty. The KATANA Arc will be available for purchase at, and in the Oprah’s Favorite Things storefront on Amazon at or on the Amazon App anytime, anywhere. New this year, shoppers will also be able to shop the list via shoppable video content streaming from their Amazon Fire TV devices by opening the Amazon Shopping App on their Fire TV device and selecting Oprah’s Favorite Things to browse video content. 

As Oprah says in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, “It’s a panic button, it’s a GPS tracker, it’s a line to local law enforcement – it’s the KATANA Arc, a security system that attaches to your phone and can help fend off danger if, God forbid, you ever find yourself in a scary situation.”

The patented KATANA Arc is the first of three layers of defense in the KATANA Safety solution. The ultra-slim Arc is a panic button / audible siren duo designed to attach to any smartphone. The Arc features two types of alarms — a piercing audible siren and a discreet silent alert button. The audible alarm can be activated by simply pulling the red tab with your finger, or by pulling a hidden wristband attached to the Arc. Both the audible and silent alarm trigger the second layer of defense, a 24/7 Response Center. When alerted, the KATANA Safety Response Center will contact you with the option of contacting local authorities, or alerting the third layer of defense, the Circle of Seven. The KATANA Safety Circle of Seven is part of the KATANA Safety app that allows you to choose up to seven of your friends and loved ones to be contacted with your location in case of an emergency.

“We are passionate about our purpose of preventing sexual assault and other vulnerable situations – I’m excited that this incredible honor of being chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things will help with that mission,” said Todd Baldree, Founder of KATANA Safety and Inventor of the Arc.

Twelve lucky readers will have the chance to win every item, including the KATANA Arc, on Oprah’s Favorite Things List in the 12-Day Give-O-Way Sweepstakes (, which runs from November 28 through December 9. One additional winner will have the chance to win all 107 items with the Instant Win Code ( found in the magazine kicking-off on December 10 and ending on December 14. 

To see the full list of items please visit

The December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, featuring the KATANA Arc on this year’s list, hits newsstands nationwide on November 20.

About KATANA Safety
KATANA Safety is a purpose-driven company dedicated to “Using the Tools of our Time to Prevent Sexual Assault and Other Vulnerable Situations.” KATANA Safety’s three-layers of defense – the patented KATANA Arc, 24/7 Response Center and KATANA Circle of Seven App – is a personal security system that attaches directly to any smartphone. Though born out of preventing sexual assault on college campuses, the solution can be helpful to anyone that may find themselves alone such as high school students, college students, runners, aging adults, travelers or those with a medical concern. The company is headquartered in Greenville, SC. For more information about KATANA Safety visit

Press contact:
Carey Jester
Uproar PR for KATANA Safety
312-878-4575 x246

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