News articles for February 2012

  • Southeast Asian retailers clean-up with washing machine sales

    Southeast Asian retailers clean-up with washing machine sales

    22nd February 2012

    Demand for major domestic appliances (MDA), especially washing machines, increased considerably in Southeast Asia last year.

  • Poor people ‘priced out of heating’

    Poor people ‘priced out of heating’

    22nd February 2012

    A leading charity has warned that poor consumers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep their homes warm, potentially putting their health at risk.

  • Samsung to focus on OLED technology

    Samsung to focus on OLED technology

    21st February 2012

    Samsung, the world's biggest manufacturer of flat-screen televisions, has announced its intention to focus on the next generation of products.

  • Maisonette gutted by electrical fire

    Maisonette gutted by electrical fire

    21st February 2012

    A maisonette in London was completely destroyed by fire last week after an electric blanket overheated, prompting firefighters to issue a safety reminder.

  • Washing machines top appliance repair list

    Washing machines top appliance repair list

    20th February 2012

    Washing machines are the appliances which require attention most regularly, according to a Georgian repairs specialist.

  • Gas fitter hit with fine

    Gas fitter hit with fine

    20th February 2012

    A gas engineer from Berkshire has been ordered to pay a fine after being convicted of carrying out work he was not registered to do.

  • Police hit out at fridge fly-tipping

    Police hit out at fridge fly-tipping

    17th February 2012

    Police in Scotland have condemned the dumping of large commercial fridge-freezers in a Ross-shire beauty spot, describing it as “thoughtless vandalism”.

  • Ofgem issues energy price warning

    Ofgem issues energy price warning

    17th February 2012

    Energy industry regulator Ofgem has warned that it could consider imposing a cap on energy bills unless suppliers do more to ensure consumers get a fair deal.

  • Which? issues ‘cheap’ appliances warning

    Which? issues ‘cheap’ appliances warning

    16th February 2012

    Consumer group Which? has advised consumers to take care when buying electrical appliances, after a study suggested cheap devices may prove to be a false economy in the long run.

  • NI homes to get CO detectors

    NI homes to get CO detectors

    16th February 2012

    The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) has begun installing thousands of carbon monoxide detectors in its homes across the province.