leakSMART® Wins Silver Honors at Stevie Awards

(Bedford Heights, Ohio) May 13, 2016 — leakSMART®, the leading smart home water leak prevention solution, earned silver honors within the Consumer Electronics category of the prestigious Stevie® Awards.

Created in 2002, the Stevie Awards – sponsored by the American Business Awards – honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations throughout the U.S. In the New Product category, the award recognizes new and new-version solutions, with a specific focus on the features, functions, benefits and sales performance to date. Nominated products are judged by panels of specialized experts, including executives from Discover Financial Services, Ernst & Young and CallidusCloud.

JaNette Barnett, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc., is thankful for the recognition that leakSMART® continues to receive. “It’s an honor for leakSMART® to be recognized by the American Business Awards as one of the country’s most innovative new products this year,” Barnett said. “We’re a company with more than 75 years of plumbing experience, and this ground-breaking technology can now save homeowners from ever having to worry about preventable water damage in their home.”

After the leakSMART® valve is installed near the home’s main water valve, and a water leak is detected within the home by the leakSMART® sensors, the valve automatically and immediately shuts off the home’s water so that the threat of water damage is completely eliminated – all in less than five seconds. While the sensors provide visual and audible alerts, the homeowner will also receive notifications through the leakSMART® app (available for free on iTunes and Google Play).

Consumers can purchase the stand-alone leakSMART® system directly from the manufacturer or online at Amazon.com. The leakSMART® valve and sensors can also be added to any compatible smart home system, including Wink® from The Home Depot®.

For more information about leakSMART®, visit leaksmart.com.

For more information about the Stevie Awards, visit http://stevieawards.com/aba/2016-new-product-award-winners#Products.

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About leakSMART®

leakSMART® is a patented leak prevention solution that provides complete home water protection with leak detection and monitoring for everything from burst water supply lines and washing machine leaks to leaks from other everyday appliances and plumbing fixtures throughout the house. leakSMART® then automatically shuts off the main water supply when a leak is detected in the home. The system also immediately alerts the homeowner on a smart device when a water leak occurs — all in less than five seconds. For more information about leakSMART®, visit leaksmart.com.

About Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.

leakSMART® is a trademarked solution that has been designed, developed and manufactured by Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc. (Waxman). Based near Cleveland, Ohio, Waxman has more than 500 employees from around the globe who design, develop and distribute efficient and innovative products for nearly every room in the home. The company specializes in surface protection and floor care, home improvement and hardware, and home organization and storage solutions, among other categories. For more information about Waxman or any of its brands and solutions, visit waxman.com.