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International Housewares Association

Contact: Deborah A.Teschke
Senior Manager, Public Relations & Communications
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IHA Announces 2nd Annual Innovation Awards Finalists
13 Categories, 65 Finalists Named

ROSEMONT, ILL (February 13, 2013)-The names of the 65 finalists in the second annual IHA Innovations Awards have been released by the International Housewares Association. Winners in each of 13 categories will be announced in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in the Innovation Theater, Room E350, Lakeside Center, followed by a reception at the Innovation Awards display in the Hall of Global Innovation (Lakeside Center Lobby). The 2013 International Home + Housewares Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 2 and runs through 3 p.m. March 5.

More than 400 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists will be on display in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each Show building.

“We are pleased to honor exhibitors' cutting-edge innovations. Congratulations to all of the finalists,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president.

The finalists are:

Bath & Personal Care
Better Living Products Int'l., Inc.
CTF Enterprises, Inc.
Zadro Products, Inc.
The Extendable Squeegee
Sensor Mirror
Toilet Plunger
Z'Fogless Water Mirror

Browne USA
Grillbots by Humminah, LLC
MaddieBrit Products
PF WaterWorks
Quickie Mfg. Corp.
Magnetic Spot Scrubber
Garbage Disposal Freshener & Cleaner Red Pear with Magnolia 12 Pods
DrainEASY No Clog Bathtub Stopper
Spill Collector

Cook & Bakeware
Companion Group
COOKINA (Poirier Richard inc.) 
Global Marketing / Woll Cookware USA 
Nordic Ware, Div. Northland Aluminum Prods., Inc.
Rayware Ltd.
Perfect Pizza™ Grilling Stone with Heat Diffusion Technology™
Barbeque XTRA
Concept Plus
Egg Waffle Pan Mason Cash Bread Baking Set

Floor & Carpet Care
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
Cuisine Sante International
Oreck Corp.
Oreck Corp.
Rowenta, Groupe SEB USA
Magnesium RS Bagged Upright Vacuum
VersaVac Full Size Bagless Vacuum & Steam Mop
Delta Force Hand Vac

Home Décor & Gifts
Bella Vita Gift Bags
Bella Vita Gift Bags
Java Hook
Mark Feldstein & Assoc., Inc.
TAG - Trade Associates Group, Ltd.
Bottle Net
Chill It Aquarium / Camo Bags
All Seasons Interchangeable Coach Lantern
Outdoor Candle Torchpot

Home Organization & Storage
Rubbo International, Inc
World Kitchen, LLC
YouCopia Products, Inc.
Cord Channel XL
Rectangular Touch-Bar Can
Total Solution
PodStack™ Organizer

Household Electrics & Home Environmen
Airfree Produtos Electronicos LDA
ECOVACS Robotics, Inc.
Oreck Corp.
Revere Supply Co.
Air Instinct Smart Air Purifier
UST 30 Day Lantern
Maytag M1200 Smartfill Iron + Steamer

Kitchen Electrics
Jura Capresso, Inc.
Jura Capresso, Inc.
Roland Products Inc.
Capresso Coffee à Carte™Cup-to-Carafe®Coffee & Tea Maker
Pro Line 7 Quart Stand Mixer
BOSCH MUM5 - Styline
Hurom Premium Slow Juicer/ Smoothie Maker

Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery
4 Stir, Inc.
Casabella Holdings LLC
HIC, Harold Import Co.
iSi North America, Inc.
Widgeteer, Inc.
The Spifter
Apple Corer
The Pomegranate Tool
iSi Basics Flex~it Measuring Spoon Set
Automatic Corkscrew

Boston Warehouse Trading Corp.
Browne USA
Chef'n Corporation
Mastrad, Inc.
Scoop Bowls
Pull'n Slice Mandoline
Mortar & Grater
Roasting Laurel

Personal & Home Healthcare
Aquis GmbH
Blue Anatomy Limited
DMD Brands
Evriholder Products, LLC
Spectrum Brands, Inc.
ClaroSwiss®maxima® +C
Wireless Body Scale
Weight Gurus AppSync Body Composition Scale
Sesame Street® MediMeasure™
Remington i-Light Pro

Pet Products
Hyper Pet
Neater Pet Brands
Pioneer Pet Products, LLC
Pioneer Pet Products, LLC
XPOWER Manufacture, Inc.
K-9 Kannon
Neater Feeder EXPRESS
Peaceful Waters Drinking Fountain
Raindrop Drinking Fountain, Stainless Steel
B-2 Pro-At-Home Pet Dryer

Boxxle, LLC
Rush3 LLC
Solvetta LLC
VAPUR: The Anti-Bottle
Zuna Enterprises, LLC
Boxxle 3 Liter BIB Wine Dispenser
Chomp Stix
FlatBox-LunchBox by Solvetta
Vapur Shades .5L Cyan Blue

The judging panel for the second annual IHA Innovation Awards included housewares merchants from retailers such as Ace Hardware, Lowes, JC Penney, Pier 1, The Container Store, ShopKo, Cook's Warehouse, Kitchen Window and A Southern Season. Other judges included editors from the Kitchen Boy blog and Brides Magazine and many distinguished industry designers.

The International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,100 exhibitors from 125 countries and more than 60,000 total attendees. For more information or to register for a badge, please visit