Harbinger Group Inc. operates as a diversified holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers various branded consumer products, such as consumer batteries, including alkaline and zinc carbon batteries, rechargeable batteries and chargers, and hearing aid batteries and other specialty batteries; pet supplies comprising aquatic equipment and supplies, dog and cat treats, small animal foods, clean up and training aids, health and grooming products, and bedding products; home and garden control products consisting of household insect controls, insect repellents, and herbicides; electric shaving and grooming devices; small appliances, consisting of small kitchen appliances and home product appliances; electric personal care and styling devices; and portable lighting products. The company’s brand portfolio comprises Rayovac, VARTA, Beltone, Miracle Ear, Starkey, Tetra, Marineland, Whisper, Jungle and Instant Ocean, 8-in-1, Dingo, Firstrax, Nature’s Miracle, Wild Harvest, Hot Shot, Cutter, Repel, Spectracide, Real-Kill, Garden Safe, Remington, George Foreman, Black & Decker, Russell Hobbs, Farberware, Juiceman, Breadman, Toastmaster, Carmen, and Andrew Collinge. It sells its consumer products through various trade channels, including retailers, wholesalers and distributors, hearing aid professionals, and original equipment manufacturers primarily to home improvement centers, mass merchandisers, hardware stores, lawn and garden distributors, food and drug retailers, and pet stores. The company also offers life insurance and annuity products through its independent network of master general agents. In addition, it provides secured asset-based loans to the middle market across various industries with additional financing throughout the capital structure. The company was formerly known as Zapata Corporation and changed its name to Harbinger Group Inc. in December 2009. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in New York, New York.