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Ecofan Wins Hardware Retailing Retailers' Choice Award

One of 33 Selected From Thousands at National Hardware Show

WIARTON, Ontario. (May 5, 2010) - Ecofan, a heat-powered fan designed to circulate warm air generated by residential wood and gas stoves, has received a Hardware Retailing Retailers' Choice Award. Manufacturer, Caframo Limited, received the award at the 2010 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

Only 33 products received the award from thousands of products displayed at the show. A volunteer panel of hardware retailers, including Wilco stores, Rising Sun Hardware, Marvin's Home Centers, Kief Hardware, Village True Value Hardware, Thomes Bros. Hardware, judged all entries.

"We are thrilled to be honored with this award," said Elliott Good, sales and marketing manager at Caframo Limited. "The Ecofan makes it so easy to generate more warmth from a wood stove for less money. It's a low cost purchase with a great return."

Ecofans work when thermoelectric technology converts heat to electricity. The generated electricity propels the fan blades, circulating warm air generated by the stove without noise. No electrical outlet or batteries are needed.

Ecofans retail for $99.99-$199.99 (USD) and are available in the U.S. and Canada through major retailers such as Ace, Do it Best, Cabela's, The Home Depot, Menards, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire and Lee Valley Tools as well as independent hearth dealers. For more information visit:

About Caframo Limited: Founded in 1955, Caframo manufactures innovative fans and heaters for a variety of retail markets. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, Caframo is a privately owned company focused on innovation and consumer comfort. Other Caframo products include the original Ecofan 800, the Ecofan Airplus 802 and the True North 1500W Heater.

1The thermoelectric effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice versa. A thermoelectric device creates a voltage when there is a different temperature on each side.

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