January 29, 2008 14:46 ET

Three Honeywell-Branded Products by Kaz, Inc. Earn Consumers Digest Best Buy Honors

Portable Air Purifier, Heater and Humidifier Products Called Out as Best Buys in Their Categories

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Kaz, Inc., global manufacturer and marketer of portable air purifiers, heaters and humidifiers under the Honeywell brand, today announced three of its products received a Best Buy rating in their categories by Consumers Digest magazine (December 2007 issue).

A Consumers Digest Best Buy rating is awarded to products that have "exceptional value in today's highly competitive marketplace." On average, a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating is awarded to fewer than three percent of the competing models in any given product category. Best Buys were selected on the basis of the following factors: Air purifiers: ease of maintenance, noise level and performance; Heaters: performance and safety features; and Humidifiers: maintenance, performance and tank capacity.

"Kaz is committed to developing portable air purifiers, heaters and humidifiers that are not only affordable, but offer the consumer superior performance and innovation," said Deborah Mudway, vice president, marketing for Kaz. "We're delighted to be honored by Consumers Digest with Best Buys for our three products in each of their respective categories."

About the Honeywell Consumers Digest Best Buys Products:

Air Purifier

The Honeywell HFD-110 QuietClean™ Tower air purifier offers superior air cleaning power, removing up to 99% of airborne particles such as dust, pollen, smoke and pet dander -- returning cleaner, fresher air to the room. A powerful but quiet fan pulls air into the unit, circulating and filtering the air in the room several times each hour. The permanent filter is easily rinsed clean in water, requiring little maintenance and no expensive replacement filter costs. An automatic filter clean indicator reminds users when it's time to clean the filter. Easy-to-use, touch button electronic controls allow you to choose from three air cleaning levels. Consumers can also set the timer to automatically shut the air purifier off after 4, 8 or 12 hours. The product retails between $149-$199 and can be found at or


The Honeywell HCM-300T up to 99.9% Germ-Free Tower humidifier helps provide cleaner, fresher moisture using the science of ultraviolet technology. Ultraviolet light sanitizes the water, helping to reduce up to 99.9% of water-bred germs, bacteria and mold. The Honeywell UV tower humidifier comes equipped with QuietCare™ technology, which delivers fresh, cool moisture up to 30% quieter than other cool moisture humidifiers. The product features three moisture settings, a space-saving tower design and is easy to clean, carry and fill. The product retails for $69.99-$79.99 and can be purchased at Best Buy, Home Depot and online at or


The Honeywell HZ-7204U Energy Smart™ Cool Touch Heater helps consumers save up to 35 percent on energy bills. The product automatically regulates power consumption based on set temperature to ensure even heating. It also allows you to set your temperature and get just the right amount of heat when you need it. The Energy Smart portable heater also includes a cool touch housing and tip-over safety switch, making it great for overly curious kids and pets. It retails for $39.99 and can be found at Wal-Mart and online at or ; the product is also available in charcoal black (model HZ-7200) and can be found at Best Buy.

About Kaz, Inc.

Kaz is a global manufacturer and marketer of portable air purifiers under the Honeywell brand. The Honeywell trademark is used by Kaz, Inc. under license from Honeywell International Inc.

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