Slap bracelet

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Slap bracelets

A slap bracelet (or snap bracelet) is a bracelet consisting of layered, flexible stainless steel bistable spring bands sealed within a fabric, silicone, or plastic cover.


The slap bracelet was invented by Wisconsin teacher Stuart Anders and sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap".[1] The slap bracelet was a popular fad among children, pre-teens, and teenagers in the late 1980s, and was available in a wide variety of patterns and colors. The bracelet was banned in several schools following reports of injuries from worn or modified bracelets.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Ramirez, Anthony (October 27, 1990). "Turning Profits Hand Over Wrist". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "U.S. Consumer Panel Warns Of Injury by 'Slap' Bracelets". The New York Times. Associated Press. October 30, 1990.
  3. ^ "Principal Puts a Halt To Slap-Bracelet Fad". The New York Times. Associated Press. October 11, 1990.

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