Winter Weather Warning: CPSC and USFA Issue Home Heating Safety Alert

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are urging consumers to play it safe as winter weather blankets the United States.

According to USFA, home fires spike in winter months. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of residential building fires during the winter. The risk of fires also increases with the use of supplemental heating, such as space heaters.

CPSC estimates that home heating was associated with an average of 33,300 fires and 180 fire deaths per year from 2005 to 2007.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is … (read more)

OGGZ Color Morphing Accent Lighting for Your Kitchen

We love kitchen accents (our Flip Flap is still going strong), and think this color changing rechargeable egg will make a nice addition to our window sill of fun kitchen stuff. The OGGZ is completely rechargeable, comes with its own recharging station, and the OGGZ light changes colors and morphs on its own. You can place the light anywhere you want, and it’s also great for the dining table, parties, bedrooms etc.

At OGGZ (Single) Color Morphing Accent Lighting by Can You Imagine

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GE refrigerators – Profile and Cafe bottom-freezer refrigerators

New GE Profile and GE Cafe bottom-freezer refrigerators not only help preserve your favorite foods for home cooking, they also make it easier than ever for your family to serve themselves, thanks to convenient storage features and an improved ice-and-water-dispenser. Convenience and style drive popularity of bottom-freezer refrigerators, in part because of the convenience they offer in organizing and accessing both fresh and frozen foods.

Having the fresh food compartment at eye level allows family members to easily help themselves to frequently used fruits and vegetables, deli items and drinks. In the freezer compartment, … (read more)

Azio lighting and air purification

Azio is a multi-functional suspension appliance designed by Karim Rashid. This lighting and air purification device belongs to the Luxerion Collection created by Artemide and Elica. The hood lamp features independent switches for dimmable halogen illumination and for On/Off lighting, touch sensor and remote control. Made of sleek black glass, Azio eliminates macro impurities and unwanted odours with a help of metallic and active carbon filters as well as all particles under 0.1 microns, such as dust, smoke, pollen and bacteria with a help of HEPA filter. Elica.

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Recall: Quoizel Inc. Outdoor Hanging Lantern Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Outdoor hanging lantern

Units: About 150

Importer: Quoizel Inc. of Goose Creek, S.C.

Hazard: The glass lantern can separate from the top support ring and fall, injuring people who are nearby.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves outdoor hanging lanterns labeled as “Northridge” in the Quiozel 2009 Catalog with the model number #AGNT1912K. The lantern is made of black aluminum; yellow, orange and white glass; and red, orange and beige agate stones. It is 19.5″ tall and 12″ diameter. The model number is located on the side of the lantern’s box, … (read more)

Mirror range hood by KRONAsteel

The sleek KRONAsteel Naomi instantly makes your kitchen much more attractive. The black glass 90cm wide mirror range hood is only 35cm deep and features well-hidden perimeter extraction system, so it looks like an elegant, expensive accessory rather than a kitchen hood.

This mirror range hood comes with remote control and Intellect Start System, which independently evaluates the air quality in the kitchen and depending on the results, turns the hood on and off to purify the air. KRONAsteel equipped Naomi with powerful blower capable of reaching 960 CFM and special sound proof … (read more)

Homeier island hood with 360° swivel arm

The stainless steel island hoods are ceiling mounted by their robust swivel arms, giving you unparalleled freedom and flexibility for the ultimate air purification. German designed and manufactured, they feature top quality 4-speed blowers, advanced filtering systems and bright lighting. Prices vary throughout Europe, but seen starting at around € 4,200. Homeier.

GE’s Plans to Help You Manage Your Energy Use

GE Appliances & Lighting created the Home Energy Management (HEM) business, intending to be the first major appliance company to provide a whole-home solution for energy management.

When synchronized with the local utility company’s home smart-meter, coming into popular use, the HEM acts as the “central nervous system” for monitoring resource usage and controlling energy consumption within the home. The HEM, with the ability to collect data on multiple appliances, provides both real-time and long-term trend information on power and resource consumption and solar generation to the homeowners.

GE’s new Home Energy Manager (HEM) … (read more)