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Mace Security International, Inc. Signs Plea Agreement with US Attorney regarding its Vermont Subsidiary EPA Issue

HORSHAM, Pa. – January 10, 2011 – Mace Security International, Inc. (“Mace”, “Corporation” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: MACE) announced that its subsidiary, Mace Personal Defense, Inc has signed a Plea Agreement with the United States Attorney for the District of  Vermont to settle environmental law violations that occurred over the period of 1998-2008.  The Company’s subsidiary, Mace Personal Defense, Inc. pled guilty to a single felony charge of storing hazardous waste without a permit at its Bennington, Vermont factory and agreed to pay a fine of $100,000.  The Company has already spent over $785,000 remediating the Bennington site and fully complying with all Environmental Protection Agency requests and demands.

The Plea Agreement has been submitted to the United States District Court for Vermont.  The Plea Agreement is not final until it is accepted by the Court.  A hearing date has not been scheduled.

Dennis Raefield, Mace’s CEO and President stated, “Our Board of Directors and I felt it was important to close this final chapter on the storage issue from 1998-2008, accept responsibility as a good corporate citizen, and not divert Company assets and manpower to defend against the charge.  The site has been fully remediated with new environmental safety policies and procedures put into place.”

About Mace

Mace Security International, Inc. is a manufacturer of personal defense and electronic surveillance products marketed under the famous brand name Mace®, and the owner and operator of a wholesale central monitoring station.  Mace’s web site is

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