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Delta unveils ADA-compliant bath accessories for seniors

BY HBSDealer Staff

Delta Faucet has buffed up its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance with a new line of bathroom accessories that aim to make it easier for seniors to remain independent in their own homes.

New products include the Decor Assist collection of towel bars, pivoting toilet roll holders and corner shelves; ADA-Compliant Decorative Grab Bars; and the In2ition showers, an integrated shower head and handheld shower in one.

"People are living independently in their homes longer than ever before, driving demand for products that allow people to stay in place as they age without institutionalizing their home’s decor," said Judd Lord, director of industrial design for Delta Faucet Company. "Delta Faucet offers a wide range of bath products that incorporate both design and technological innovations to help keep the home safer, while also appealing to multiple generations."

According to an AARP study cited by the company, nearly 90% of Americans hope to remain in their homes as they age.

 

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Kuhn Rikon releases all-purpose snipping tools

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Kuhn Rikon is leveraging broad market appeal with its new Classic Snips (8") and Classic Mini Snips (4"), two all-purpose snipping tools designed for cooking, gardening, crafting and cutting.

The Snips are rust-resistant, featuring a spring-loaded handle and ultra-sharp blades, which self-sharpen when rubbed together during use.

The shears are also compatible with both right and left-handed use with ergonomic handles that lock shut when not in use.

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EdgeCraft wins trademark litigation case

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Three years after filing suit, EdgeCraft Corporation has won its trademark litigation case against Smith’s Consumer Products, whose Edgeware trademark was deemed as "likely to cause confusion, mistake or deception."

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, operating under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ordered the cancellation of the three existing Edgeware registrations. Both the Edgeware and EdgeCraft names were registered trademarks for knife sharpeners and other kitchen projects, but EdgeCraft had held the name since 1985.

"We are pleased with this legal ruling," said EdgeCraft president Sam Weiner. ‘It should help us address the concerns expressed by many of our retailers about the confusion created by Smith’s use of the Edgeware mark on store shelves, in catalogues and on the web."

The EdgeCraft and Chef’s Choice brands, both owned by EdgeCraft Corporation, are sold in hardware and sporting goods stores around the world.

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