January 12, 2005 |
Taser International Inc., the stun-gun maker whose safety claims are being probed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, issued a letter Tuesday defending $105.8 million in stock sales last year by the family that has run the business. In a letter to shareholders Tuesday defending the Smiths' stock sales, Taser also said that it may see delays in orders as law enforcement agencies evaluate stun guns made by competitors. Taser's shares dropped $5.95 to close at $14.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2008 |
The wife of a man who died last year after being shocked with a stun gun during a confrontation with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies is suing the county and the weapon's manufacturer. In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Carolina Silva accuses the county and Taser International Inc. of the wrongful death of her husband, Cesar.
August 17, 2006 |
Stun-gun maker Taser International Inc. has formed an advisory panel to help the company expand sales to the U.S. military and federal law enforcement agencies. The eight-member group includes a retired Army general and a retired Marine lieutenant general, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company said Wednesday. President Thomas Smith said he wanted to boost the number of electric stun guns sold to the military, which totals about 5,000 units since Taser went public five years ago.
July 20, 2007 |
Taser International Inc., the world's largest maker of stun guns, began this week shipping its new C2 Personal Protector weapon for consumers as the company seeks to expand in markets other than police and military. The C2 has a base price of $299.99, is shaped like an electric razor and is available in four colors, including metallic pink. Taser depends on law enforcement and military customers for about 99% of its sales and is seeking a new customer base with the unit.
July 15, 2005 |
Stun gun manufacturer Taser International Inc. won dismissal of a product-defect suit brought in California that alleged one of its products looks too much like a real gun. In 2002, police officer Marcy Noriega of Madera, Calif., shot and killed Everardo Torres after Noriega mistook her pistol for a Taser M26, which is designed to resemble a firearm. Torres' family sued the city. The city and the police officer sued Scottsdale, Ariz.
June 26, 2004 |
Taser International Inc., the stun gun maker whose shares have more than tripled this year, said Friday that it was in talks with Sharper Image Corp. about distributing a new consumer version of the weapon. Taser's shares rose 19% on the news. Taser is talking to several retailers, not just San Francisco-based Sharper Image, about distributing the guns, and it will sell them on Taser's website, President Thomas Smith said. About 40 million U.S.