Pioneering Technology declared that its Safe-T-Sensor, a unique product to foil cooking fires and false fire alarms in the microwave, has acquired sanction from a Nationally Acknowledged Testing centre to sell its products all over North America.
The in-field appraisal was carried out in the early half of 2010 and received a product listing mark from New York’s ETL/Intertek of Cortland. The ETL mark goes by UL Standard 2017 and this product was also corroborated by CSA Standard C22.2# 205-M 1983 in Canada.
This sensor, which is unpatented as yet is devised to identify and reduce burning and smoking and switch off the microwave, prior to the start of a conflagration. It was initially introduced in 2009, to select Pioneering Customer and Distributor bases and orders were restrained to small numbers for conducting tests on them.
Kevin Callahan, CEO of Pioneering, stated that the company had insisted on six months infield testing, obtaining a regulatory listing and then releasing the product in bulk in the market. After all these processes, bulk production is now being carried out with a huge demand from their customers such as the military and medical centers all over North America.
This product is an extension to the Safe-T-element cooking system designed by Pioneering, and will be sold as a supplementary product, wherever there are sales of microwave ovens. AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) affirms that currently 90 million American homes own microwave ovens, and that there is a sharp increase in the number of homes owning more than one microwave. Microwaves are also being used in offices, college dorms, restaurants, hospitals, convenience stores, etc. amounting to almost a $1.4 billion market every year.
The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) statistics reveal that microwaves cause more emergency visits to hospital than the other cooking devices being used, and that 2100 home fires every year are caused by microwave ovens alone.