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Vax, who are the number one brand in floorcare products have launched a range of pressure washers to compliment their floor cleaning products.

Last night ITV aired a Tonight program called "How safe is your kitchen?" highlighting the dangers of domestic appliances and failures to reach owners who own products that are affected by a recall.

Over the course of the past two months the Daily Mail and others have picked up on reports that appliances like your fridge, oven or washing machine could be shut down remotely to help cope with power demands.

US based vacuum cleaner manufacturer Oreck has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week leaving the future of the long standing cleaner maker in doubt as the original family owners attempt to buy back the business.

Media sources say that European consumer organisations have released a study on how companies plan products’ obsolescence and are calling for a law giving people information on the longevity of goods and longer guarantee periods.

Freezer manufacturer Icetech which employs around 100 staff in Caithness, Scotland has gone into liquidation.

Okay, the headline may be a little misleading as this one is a bit off the wall since Honda have released a new version of their Odyssey people carrier with a built in vacuum cleaner so you sorta need to buy a new car to get it.

Engadget picked up on a patent application from Google for it's "Google Glass" project that would enable the wearable technology to be able to control your fridge among other devices.

Asko have unveiled a new washing machine which is aimed at skin allergy and asthma sufferers. The W6888 Allergy Washing Machine has higher rinsing levels and improved spin structures to remove detergents after the cleaning cycle.

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