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Jarden Home Brands Releases Limited-Edition, Blue Vintage-Inspired Ball® Brand American Heritage Collection Mason Jars

DALEVILLE, Ind., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jarden Home Brands, maker of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving products, today announced the release of a limited-edition line of home canning jars, the Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars which commemorate the 100 th Anniversary of the Ball brothers' Perfect Mason Jar. Introduced in 1913 in Muncie, IN, the name "Perfect Mason" acknowledged the first-ever self-manufacture of each part of the Ball jar – ensuring a perfect fit and revolutionizing the home canning process by providing canners with matching jars, lids and bands in a single unit. The Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars feature a vintage-inspired blue tint, period-correct logo and anniversary embossment.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/NE79741 )

BPA-free and made in America, the Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars are made with the same commitment to quality, performance and structure as all Ball brand home canning products. The jars function the same as any Ball pint jar and are perfect for preserving your favorite local produce, home decor or collecting.

"With sales of our home canning jars up 31% year over year, approximately half of which is attributed to crafting and decor uses, we expect consumers will enjoy these limited-edition jars and find many imaginative ways to use them – from fresh preserving to home and handcrafted wedding decor," said Chris Carlisle, Vice President of Marketing at Jarden Home Brands. "The Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars make a gorgeous addition to any home or kitchen and we expect consumer demand to be high as these are sure to be a favorite collectable." 

New Line of Herb Products to Maintain Freshness In addition to the Heritage Collection Pint Jars, Jarden Home Brands is releasing a new line of Ball-branded herb preservation products to help consumers savor the taste of summer. New products include the Ball Brand Dry Herb Keeper, a four ounce stackable glass canning jar with a flip-top herb dispenser lid, and the Ball Brand Fresh Herb Keeper, a unique storage system that keeps stems and roots in water to retain freshness.

The Trusted Leader in Fresh Preserving and BeyondA trusted leader in fresh preserving, Ball brand products provide consumers with everything they need to savor fresh, seasonal produce. Ball brand fresh preserving products pack over 125 years of research, testing and advancing the art of fresh preserving from the FreshTECH Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker to its iconic canning jars. Ball brand canning jars and lids are scientifically tested for superior quality and sealing performance and are always made in America.

For consumers interested in learning how to preserve their own fresh produce, Jarden Home Brands will host the third annual National Can-It-Forward on Saturday, August 10 th. National Can-It-Forward Day will feature a live webcast of canning demonstrations along with on-ground events at farmers markets across the country. Consumers can check the Ball Canning & Recipes Facebook ( www.Facebook.com/BallCanning) and Pinterest ( www.Pinterest.com/BallCanning) pages for inspiration, tips & ideas and more details on the event throughout the summer.

The Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars, Dry Herb Keeper and Fresh Herb Keeper are available at retailers nationwide this spring as well as online at www.FreshPreservingStore.com. To learn more about Ball brand fresh preserving products, please visit www.FreshPreserving.com. Footage of the Heritage Collection Pint Jars in production is available online here: http://bit.ly/BallHeritage.     

About Jarden CorporationJarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.

©2013 Hearthmark, LLC dba Jarden Home Brands. All Rights Reserved.  Distributed by Hearthmark, LLC dba Jarden Home Brands, Daleville, IN 47334. Hearthmark, LLC is a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH).  Ball logo and Ball ®, TMs Ball Corporation, used under license.

All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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