Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc is a consumer products company. The Company manufactures and markets alkaline, zinc carbon and hearing aid batteries, herbicides, insecticides and repellants and specialty pet supplies. It designs and markets rechargeable batteries, battery-powered lighting products, electric shavers, grooming products and hair care appliances. The Company also designs, markets and distributes a small household appliances and personal care products. Its manufacturing and product development facilities are located in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. With the addition of the HHI Business, it designs, manufactures, markets, distributes and sells certain hardware, home improvement and plumbing products. The Company sells its products in approximately 160 countries through a variety of trade channels, including retailers, wholesalers and distributors, hearing aid professionals, industrial distributors and original equipment manufacturers. Its main competitors in the electric shaving and grooming product category are Norelco, a division of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV. Its competitors in the electric personal care product category are Conair Corporation, Wahl Clipper Corporation and Helen of Troy Limited. The Company facilities are subject to federal, state, local and foreign legal and regulatory provisions relating to the environment, including those regulating the discharge of materials into the environment, the handling and disposal of solid and hazardous substances and wastes and the remediation of contamination associated with the releases of hazardous substances at its facilities.
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