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SOS Survival Products Inc

sos survival products

SOS has been in existence since 1989. is a privately owned company in Van Nuys, CA Since 1989 by a Mr Jeff Edelstein who is also the President of the company. Jeff states on his website that he "started SOS because he saw a need for emergency preparedness and awareness in his community." Jeff has dedicated SOS's efforts towards the preparedness needs of hospitals, businesses, governmental agencies, schools and community group. It is a small company with around 9 employees and their estimated turnover ranges between $880,000 and 2.5 million dollars (US) per annum.

SOS survival Products has the following Certifications:
* Certified Small Business with the State of California Supplier # 1224580
* Certified Small Business with the County of Los Angeles Supplier# 05230401
* Emergency Supplies Vendor for the City of Los Angeles Contract # 59453
* Small Local Business Certified - City of Los Angeles Supplier # 33742
* Approved Vendor for the City & County of San Francisco Supplier # C09614
* California Multiple Award Schedule Contract # 4-13-84-0041A

Their product range includes:
* Medical / Triage Supplies
* Emergency Food and Water
* Safety Supplies
* Customized design and packaging
* Private labeling
* Custom ICS vests design with or without print
* Custom hard hat and bag printing
* Replenishing kit service
* On site supply assessment, followed with a supply quote
* Displaying and/or selling of product at emergency preparedness fairs
* Emergency preparedness training
* Fundraising options

There is a very extensive range of Emergency Survival Kits of various sizes from 5 to 100 persons on offer. The very basic with minimal supplies is about 8-9 dollars (US) and will sustain one person for 3 days. They then go up in various sizes to the biggest that caters for 100 people for three days and costs around 1,549 dollars (US)

Typical equipment that may come in a survival kit includes:
* Food
* Water
* Light Sticks
* Emergency blankets
* Multi-use survival tools
* Radio/flashlights
* Gloves
* First-aid kits, and more

There are also school emergency kits, office emergency kits, safety and lighting, power outage supplies, first aid and trauma kits, the list goes on. This is a very comprehensive site offering all the emergency kits you might feel you need.

There are three catalogs, a full one with all their products and two smaller ones. These can be obtained free by giving them your name, address and email.

To place an order one has to open an account. This is basically an email address and password, once opened you can add the usual name address etc. When placing an order, in the checkout section, although there is a drop down to select a country the only country you can select is the USA, so this company apparently does not sell or deliver to anyone outside of the US.

Payment is by usual credit card but a line of credit can also be opened for businesses, schools and government departments.

Contact details:
Phone 800-479-7998
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Saturday Fax 818-909-0360 24 hours a day
Mail SOS Survival Products
15705 Strathern St., #11
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Online 24 hours a day
In Store SOS Survival Products
15705 Strathern St., #11 Van Nuys, CA 91406

SOS Survival Products will process returns and refunds only for items that were purchased directly from within the last 15 days. If you want to return an item please see their Return Guidelines to ensure proper processing. They state that failure to follow these guidelines may result in a delay processing your return and affect your ability to receive a refund.

Refund Process
Once your return is received by SOS: Pending inspection, they will issue a refund or credit for the full purchase price (plus tax, excluding outbound shipping cost) to the credit card used to purchase the item(s) being returned. You are responsible, however, for the cost of returning the item(s) to SOS Survival Products, Inc. unless the return is a result of an error on their part or is defective. They notify the customer by email of the refund. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable.

Return Guidelines
You may return new, unused item(s) received from or in the last 15 days. Item(s) must be returned in the original packaging.

Some items are non-returnable. These are:
Packaged Food
Packaged Water
Water Preserver
Water Barrels
Water Filters
Water Purification Tablets
Emergency Kits
First Aid Kits
Medicinal and any Dated Item(s)
Custom and special orders are not returnable. Clearance Items are final sale and non-returnable.

Restocking Fee: A 25% restocking fee may apply to item(s) not returned within 15 days of purchase or not in original packaging. Packaging must contain all contents, accessories, packaging materials, and manuals.

All returns must be authorized: a. to receive authorization for a return you will first need to contact customer service at: 800-479-7998 and a Return Goods Authorization Number (RGA#) will be given to you. b. Ensure you include a copy of your invoice showing your purchase with the RGA# and reason for the return written on it. c. Return the item(s) via UPS. d. If you are returning merchandise shipped via trucking company, please give them a call first on 800-479-7998 for shipping instructions.

Send Returns to:
SOS Survival Products
15705 Strathern St., #11
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Exchanges Apparently their return center cannot process exchanges so if you've found another item on their website you would prefer you will need to place a separate order for that item returning the unwanted item as per the returns instructions above.

Reviews and Feedback Out of 12 reviews online, at, 11 were positive and one was negative. Overall the service, range of products and price seems to be excellent. Recommended 5 stars *****

If you have any feedback on the company please feel free to leave it on the feedback page.


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