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  1. News - China - FIRE

    Unattended heater blamed for blaze that wrecked ancient Shangri-la town

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:42am by AP

    ... Associated Press Guest-house boss may have left device on, sparking fire that ruined ancient town Heater blamed for Shangri-la blaze Mainland authorities have detained a guest-house operator whose unattended heater allegedly sparked a fire that burned for nearly 10 hours and destroyed an ancient Tibetan town in the south. More than 2,000 firefighters, soldiers, police, local ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER PROTECTION

    Consumer Council takes aim at budget flights, electric water heaters

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Booking with bargain airlines can leave you paying more in the end, and some electric water heaters pose a hazard, council says Watchdog warns over cheap flights and water heaters Travellers seeking cheap fares by flying with budget airlines should read the small print and consider the financial risks involved, the Consumer Council has warned. The council ...

  3. Park fair opens with mini heaters a likely hot item

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com To lure people outdoors, exhibitors will provide warm food and heaters as the Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo kicks off today. The expo, featuring 880 booths and 400 exhibitors, runs until January 2 at Victoria Park. Apart from the usual bargains, heaters may become a hit item, with the temperature dipping to 12 degrees Celsius today. One heater ...

  4. Bathroom heaters leave watchdog cold

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Temperatures are tumbling, but people should think twice before putting heaters in steamy bathrooms. Two in 10 heaters that claim to be suitable for use in bathrooms failed water-resistance tests, according to the Consumer Council. Water got inside Larette and Gree brand heaters during splashing and drip tests. 'Water can conduct electricity. It is dangerous,' said ...

  5. Hand heater 'a danger to elderly and children'

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Simpson Cheung

    ... Amy Nip, Simpson Cheung A new type of portable hand warmer filled with fuel could be too dangerous for the elderly and children to use, the Consumer Council warns. To heat the device, one has to fill a metal container with lighter fluid and ignite it with ...

  6. Man hurt as water heater blows its top

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 59-year-old man escaped serious injury yesterday when a water heater he bought on Monday exploded at his home in Discovery Park, Tsuen Wan. The cover of the heater was blown ... off the tap. It was a minor blast. The cover of the heater flew off, hitting his forehead.' The Fire Services Department said an investigation had turned up nothing suspicious ...

  7. Jackets, heaters fly off the shelves

    Posted Feb 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak The record cold spell has seen winter jackets sales more than double from last year, while demand for heaters has been so great that many appliance stores have nearly sold out. ... to cope with different weather conditions. While a thick jacket may be the best way to handle the chilly conditions outside, in the home the only real solution is a heater. A Fortress spokeswoman ...

  8. Cheap heaters among the safest

    Posted Nov 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Cheap electric heaters are among the safest, according to the Consumer Council. It tested 12 models for flammability, construction, stability, temperature rise and user ... heaters were among the low-cost electric heaters that were relatively safe. Six models contained plastic insulating materials that failed the council's 'needle-flame' test. ...

  9. 2 admitted to hospital after heater catches fire

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Three people were injured and dozens were evacuated from a flat in Western after a heater apparently overheated and set a bed alight during yesterday's cold weather. ... investigations showed the family put a heater too close to their bed because of the cold weather. It overheated because of an electrical fault and set fire to bed sheets. 'It looks like the people ...

  10. Chilly croc warms up under heaters

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Pui Pui the crocodile, who survived last winter's chills in the wilds of Yuen Long, is having a more pampered time of it this year. Hong Kong's 2003 Personality of the Year was moved indoors, where two oil heaters and an infrared lamp keep her at a balmy 22 to 28 degrees Celsius. Caretakers at the Kadoorie Farm noticed Pui Pui sleeping a lot as if going ...




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