Content about products

April 16, 2014

Citing a tendency for the metal housing and lens to separate from the bulb's base and fall, Satco Products is recalling several thousand of its KolourOne LED Light Bulbs.

The recall affects about 119,000 units in the U.S. and 2,350 in Canada of the KolourOne Brand Panel Array 2.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR 30 and 38 LED Light Bulbs.

Four reports have been received of the bulb components separating and falling, but no injuries have yet been reported.

April 15, 2014

The ProWood treated lumber brand from Universal Forest Products is offering some lucky home owner a chance to win a $20,000 deck makeover through its Desperate Deck Contest.

ProWood is asking homeowners to send pictures of dilapidated decks to its Facebook.com/ProWood page. The contest runs through July 14, with the winning – or most desperate -- entry selected in late July.

April 11, 2014

Wagner rolled out the Wagner SprayTech FLEXiO 890, an indoor/outdoor paint sprayer that takes some of the time and fatigue out of painting jobs.

The sprayer contains an X-Boost turbine in the base, which stays on the floor for a lighter, more portable user experience. It also provides tripe the power of traditional units, according to the company. This helps atomize paint for a smooth and even finish, regardless of the type of paint.

April 9, 2014

San Diego-based WD-40 Company reported second-quarter net sales of $94.2 million, up 9% from the same quarter last year.

Net income, however, slipped 1% to $10.3 million. 

April 9, 2014

Melville, N.Y.-based Leviton has received three ”Product of the Year” category awards from an electrical industry magazine for the OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen, Zipline LED Platinum and ODC Series Sensors. 

April 9, 2014

Trex has added a new color to its Trex Transcend decking collection: a light gray called Island Mist. This, silvery shade features realistic streaking that mimics the natural look and feel of aged tropical hardwood, and is designed to be a cooler complement to the three existing tropical-inspired shades and the five earth-tone Trex Transcend colors.

April 9, 2014

Wagner SprayTech is introducing the new Smart SideKick powered roller, which feeds paint to the roller directly from the paint container (ergo, no messy paint trays).

SideKick's biggest claim to fame, however, is its ability to speed up painting jobs 

April 8, 2014

Faber is introducing two new cooker hood models -- which go by the name of Infinity ACT and Jolie ACT -- at Eurocucina 2014.

Both models feature Sil-K ACT, a technology that actively reduces perceived noise in pursuit of maximum silence, according to the company.

The technology, adapted from systems used in the aeronautics and automotive industries, creates an inverse wave form to cancel out the original one, which eliminates acoustic perceptions and cuts emissions by 13 decibels compared to another model of the same capacity.

April 4, 2014

Nest Labs, the makers of the Nest Protect fire alarm and smoke detector, say the high-tech, home-of-the-future-type product could get confused, causing safety problems for homeowners.

The company, which was purchased by Google for $3.2 billion earlier this year, is suspending sales of the product until the problem is solved.

In a letter to customers, Nest explained that under the wrong conditions the alarm could interpret certain movements as the signal to stop emitting alarm sounds.

April 4, 2014

New Ulm, Minn.-based Shelter Products launched a Therma-Tru door line called Elegant Entrys. Shelter Products will be carrying the complete line of entry and patio doors manufactured by Therma-Tru in their Indiana facility.  

Shelter Products says it believes its relationship with the Therma-Tru Door company is unique, and that they will become the premier distributor of this product.  

April 3, 2014

SouthernStone Cabinets has its eye on what it considers "the trend [of]...bringing the comforts of the indoors to the outside." Its 2014 outdoot cabinet collection seeks to bring high-end finishes to outdoor kitchens, outfitted with Vycom's Seaboard and materials from AZEK's CPG Building Products.

"Seaboard is an HDPE material that lends itself well to our designs," said president Dave Baccari. "The material is low maintenance and easy to clean, standing up to the wear and tear of outdoor environments," he said.

April 2, 2014

Each year, HCN raises its flag full-staff in honor of the homegrown manufacturing efforts taking place on our soil. Particularly in the building materials and home improvement industry, many enterprising suppliers go the Made-in-USA way because, as they put it, it’s the obvious choice.

April 2, 2014

Seattle-based Global Harvest Foods, a manufacturer of wild and caged bird food and small critter feed and the producer of the Audubon Park brand, agreed to acquire the U.S. wild bird food business from subsidiaries of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

April 2, 2014

Around the globe, sellers from country A who promote their products as “Made in country A” are quick to point out that country A products are known for their quality, even by buyers from country C.

Let’s call it “the universal theory of country-of-origin quality,” and it was on full display at the recent Internationale Eisenwarenmesse (International Hardware Fair) in Cologne, Germany.

April 2, 2014

Gig Harbor, Wash.-based Screw Products has added a new fastener to its extensive product line: white head, trim head screws, an exterior/interior multi-purpose screw appropriate for a wide range of projects. 

These fasteners may be used with ACQ and CCA pressure-treated lumber thanks to a proprietary coating designed to protect against corrosion, and that has withstood 1,200 hours of salt spray testing, the company said. 

April 1, 2014

BrassCraft Manufacturing is courting plumbing contractors with the new Zip-It tool, a cost-effective, chemical-free solution to common clogged drain problems.

"Zip-It could save the contractor time and is easy to use; it's always worth a try on a clogged drain," said channel marketing director Charles Pryde. "Every contractor should have one of these in his tool box and keep a ready supply on his truck."

April 1, 2014

Thompson is introducing a brand new line of deck stains. Going by the name of WaterSeal, the new waterproofing stains are now available exclusively at The Home Depot.

"From the new packaging to the formula that's inside, this line-up offers multiple innovations to help homeowners get great performance with less effort," said Mike Kozlowski,director of marketing for the Thompson's WaterSeal brand. "This is the most complete exterior stain line that we have ever offered."

March 31, 2014

BuildDirect issued a prank press release Monday in the hopes that some gullible journalists might hit the ground running with its chocolate plank flooring announcement.

"Today, BuildDirect announced the addition of real chocolate plank flooring to its product lineup, marking a first for North America's home improvement industry," read the company statement. "The company's Chocolate Sensation Handscraped Classic Collection is hand poured and available on April 1 in dark, milk chocolate and white."

March 31, 2014

DMT is introducing a new innovation in the name of two-stage sharpening: the new Double-Sided Dia-Sharp MagnaBase System, a large, two-sided continuous diamond sharpening stone with an exclusive magnetic base.

The stone enables longer and more consistent sharpening strokes, and the base affords stability and quick and easy grit changes.

March 31, 2014

Ringdale, Inc, the Georgetown, Texas-based ActiveLED manufacturer, has launched a new LED exterior luminary called the ActiveLED Horseshoe Bay Lantern.

The post-top fixture is an enery-efficient, high-performance alternative to 150-watt lamps, with energy savings of 50-80% compared to other solutions, the company says.

"At Ringdale, we are seeing an evolution in LED projects," said president Klaus Bollmann. "Customers that were once focused on changing out primary lighting are now converting more specialized or decorative lighting areas."

March 28, 2014

Responding to what the company says is an increased demand for LED wall packs -- which are outdoor luminaires used to light walkways, building and parking areas -- Access Fixtures is rolling out new designs in this category.

"The demand for more modern style wall packs has increased, along with the demand for high-performing LED technology," said Access Fixtures CEO Steven Rothschild. "We are glad to be able to provide the newest LED wall packs that combine modern styles to complement the newest architectural designs with CREE LED technology."

March 27, 2014

German company BLANCO has introduced the ONE Collection, a set of three sinks and five accessory kits that can be mixed and matched to form customized cooking, organizing and cleaning stations.

March 26, 2014

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed has updated its Vinyl Carpentry siding accessory collection to provide more home exterior design options.

March 25, 2014

Citing a shock and fire hazard, Ace Hardware is recalling the Ace Clamp-On LED Work Light, sold at Ace locations and other hardware stores between September and December 2013.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the cord bushing inside the light base has exhibited a tendency to fail, which allows the cord wiring to pull out of the base and expose bare wire.

No injuries have been reported.

© 2014 Home Channel News. All Rights Reserved.