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Oreck are ordered to compensate customers that bought a vacuum cleanerThe US Fedral Trade Commission has ordered the vacuum cleaner manufacturer Oreck to pay nearly $700,000 in refunds to consumers over false advertising claims.

The world awaits invasion by the Cororobo robotic vacuum cleanerWith the launch of the Robopocalypse movie set for next year it would appear that some companies seem bent on seeing how close to the reality of autonomous robots that they can get and, this week, Sharp have decided to try their hand with a robotic talking vacuum cleaner.

Bertazzoni launch new products at this year's KBISBertazzoni, the family-owned company that manufactures ranges, ovens, cooktops and ventilation systems, will present its suite of cooking appliances at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago, Illinois on April 24-26, 2012.

A burnt out Beko fridge freezer after it went on fireA Which? investigation has uncovered an 'alarming' number of faulty kitchen appliances, causing thousands of house fires every year.

Inmans closes downEighty workers have lost their jobs at the Sheffield based Inman Electrical applaince distributor after it experienced financial problems.

Joint administrators Howard Smith, Mark Firmin and Paul Flint, from accountants KPMG, shut Orgreave-based Inman Electricals after deciding they were unlikely to sell it as a going concern.

Customise your fridge with large magnetic panels

Now you can funk up your fridge or fridge freezer and give it a custom look with with Kudu Magnets to turn a seemingly normal fridge freezer into something that may fit better with your own decor.

Is the Office of Fair Trading being replaced by Citizens Advice?

The Citizens Advice service is to take over the consumer advice and information roles currently provided by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the Government has announced.

Best Buy is to close 50 stores in the USAmerican electrical retailer Best Buy has announced that it is to close fifty of its "big box" stores by the end of its fiscal year in 2013 confirming that the crisis in electrical retailing is not confined to the UK or Europe.

Numatic to launch an online storeFor a while now we have been watching the carnage in the retail secor and wondering to ourselves, how long will it be before some manufacturers just sell direct to end users and cut out the high street retailers altogether? It Seems that Numatic may be doing just that, albeit only in South Africa. For now.

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