SANYO Canada Inc.

SANYO Canada Inc.

November 10, 2009 15:45 ET

SANYO Adds to Rechargeable "eneloop universe" Product Line: Stylish 'eneloop kairo' Hand Warmer Now Available in North America

Highly popular 'eneloop kairo' makes Canadian debut

WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2009) - SANYO Canada Inc. (SANYO) today launched the sleek and stylish, one-sided 'eneloop kairo' KIR-SE1SW portable rechargeable hand warmer in the Canadian market.

This new innovative product joins a series of products based on SANYO's revolutionary 'eneloop' rechargeable battery, and the hand warmer is a perfect companion for Canadian winter outdoor activities such as skiing, skating, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

"You can now reduce your waste by reusing portable hand warmers," say Bryan Asa, General Manager, Sanyo Canada Inc. "The 'eneloop kairo' is an environmentally responsible, re-useable device with as many as 500 recharges that will keep your hands toasty during cold winter weather, which is just around the corner for many Canadians!"

The SANYO 'eneloop kairo' is about the same size as a deck of cards (about 80 grams/2.8 ounces and compact at 84x62x19mm/3.3x2.4x.76inches.), which easily fits in a pocket, purse, or backpack. The eneloop kairo is available in pearl white. The 'eneloop kairo' features an internal Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, allowing it to be recharged hundreds of times. The unit delivers a comfortable level of heat ranging from 39 degrees C/102 degrees F in the low setting to 43 degrees C/109 degrees F in the high setting. The unit can be fully recharged in approximately 3 hours and will deliver up to 4 hours of warmth in the low setting and up to 3 hours in the high mode.

The SANYO 'eneloop kairo' other features include a micro-computer for extra control and safety, a worldwide voltage (100-240 v) AC adaptor and is available at Canadian retailers including Henry's and NCIX. MSRP is $59.99.

High resolution product images are available at www.marketwire.com/sanyo.

SANYO's 'eneloop universe' is a series of green products based on the popular SANYO eneloop rechargeable battery. The products in the 'eneloop universe' promote a lifestyle of reusing and recycling contrary to the common 'use and throw away' behaviour. The 'eneloop kairo' is the first of several other 'eneloop universe' products coming to market, including the 'eneloop electric bike' scheduled to be launched in 2010.

For more information, please go to: http://en.ca.sanyo.com/Eneloop-Kairo.

About SANYO

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, multi-billion dollar leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and for lifestyle applications based on its brand vision 'Think GAIA.' SANYO Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), is based in Woodbridge, Ontario (a suburb north of Toronto). SANYO Canada is a service and sales company that markets and sells a variety of commercial and consumer solutions including rechargeable batteries, solar modules, HVAC, digital projectors, dual cameras, digital still cameras, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, and weatherproof monitors. For more information, please visit http://ca.sanyo.com or http://fr.ca.sanyo.com.

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