Thanks for weighing in here at STH.
When I first saw the post, I thought, of course, Blinder had sanctioned this.
It wasn't until I spoke with the manufacturer, that I got the full-story.
Hopefully, we have contained this sufficiently, so "rumor central" won't go into high-gear on these forums, and people will give Blinder the time they should have had
(all along) to properly/formally introduce their products.
I suspect, this will also serve as a guide going forward for who can be trusted with advanced/inside knowledge and who can not.
Perhaps that's a silver lining in all this...