Safety is something all rubber product manufacturers can relate to. And in many cases, their products help others avoid injuries.
Take rugby for instance.
One of the most common side effects from playing the violent sport is cauliflower ear, a condition that develops when the external part of the ear is hit, causing it to develop a blood clot or collect fluid.
The condition is irreversible and not a very nice look, to say the least.
But one mother is taking a stand to try and help prevent it. Brenda Phillips, who has two children—one who plays rugby and the other hockey—asked in this modern era where athletes have protection for just about every part of their body why the ear was so overlooked. There are mouthguards to protect teeth, sliding gloves to protect the fingers from injury in baseball, shoulder pads, nose guards and protective eyewear.