SOURCE: Kaz

October 16, 2007 09:00 ET

Safety Matters® With Honeywell Portable Heaters

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - Portable heaters are a terrific way for households to save money on heating bills, especially during the in-between seasons like October/November and March/April when you don't want to heat an entire house. Heating the room you're in is a sensible and cost-effective way to save on your heating bills, and it is easy to do safely.

Many consumers think portable heaters can be unsafe. But in fact, portable heaters can be as safe as your common appliances, if used properly. Your coffee maker, electric griddle/skillet and toaster oven all use the same amount of electricity and get just as hot as a portable heater.

It's knowing how to use them safely that makes the difference. For example, you must keep portable heaters at least three feet away from objects such as curtains, bedding, furniture, etc. For additional safety tips, consumers can log onto www.honeywellheatsavings.com and go to the safety tips page. There you will find 11 simple tips that have been developed in conjunction with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). As with all household appliances, be sure to read and follow the manufacturer's safety instructions before use.

Because safety is so important to us, we offer a wide variety of Honeywell portable heaters equipped with key Safety Matters® features. Select portable heaters come with top safety enhancements such as: high temperature safety device to prevent overheating; tip-over switch that automatically shuts the heater off when tipped over; SafeGuard™ Alert Badge (that indicates when the grille is too hot to touch); and Cool-touch exterior and handles. A few Honeywell heaters also offer an Auto-off Safety Sensor that senses when an object gets too close and shuts the heater off until the object is removed -- a great feature for households with children or pets.

For more information on Kaz's line of Honeywell portable heaters, visit www.kaz.com. Kaz is a global manufacturer and marketer of portable heaters under the Honeywell brand. The Honeywell trademark is used by Kaz, Inc. under license from Honeywell Intellectual Properties Inc.

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