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Texas Boy Who Died Playing Hide-and-Seek Was Electrocuted

How exactly that happened hasn't been released

(Newser) - A game of hide-and-seek among children took a deadly turn in east Houston, and now an autopsy begins to explain why. Fernando Hernandez Jr., 10, was found unresponsive in a clothes dryer on Friday night, and ABC13 reports the cause of death was electrocution, per the Harris County Medical Examiner'... More »

'Prius of Dryers' Worth Checking Out

New heat-pump technology can cut costs in half, says reviewer

(Newser) - No more vents for clothes dryers? That seems to be the promise of a new class of high-efficiency dryers hitting the market. Whirlpool, for example, is out with a new model that has Matthew Zahnzinger jazzed at : "It's no understatement to say the Whirlpool Duet WED99HEDW... More »

Americans Waste $4B to Run Dryers, Every Year

DOE working on new energy efficiency standards

(Newser) - Get our your clotheslines. Turns out your trusty dryer is one of the most energy-sucking appliances in your house—with a typical electric model using as much energy as an energy-efficient fridge, washing machine, and dishwasher combined, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Americans could save... More »

Boy, 4, Found Dead in Dryer; Teen Busted

Toddler was dead when he was placed in dryer

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after the body of a missing California toddler, 4, was found in a clothes dryer in the teen's home. Police said Alex Christopher Mercado's body was placed in the dryer after he was killed. Alex's parents reported him missing over the weekend, and the... More »

Next Clunkers You Can Cash In On? Appliances

(Newser) - If you missed out on cashing in on that clunker in your driveway, your next chance may be no farther than the kitchen, USA Today reports. Stimulus funds that will give consumers rebates as high as $200 for replacing old, inefficient appliances with newer models are due to start flowing... More »

Greenies Fight for Right to Dry

Clotheslines are eco-friendly, but opponents say they kill property values

(Newser) - Greenies say they’re being hung out to dry—instead of their clothes. A movement to cut back on eco-unfriendly clothes dryers, by hanging garments on lines, is being met with resistance from communities and homeowners associations that consider the clotheslines unsightly and damaging to property values. So the right-to-dryers... More »

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