April 05, 2005

Consumer Reports Disses Ionic Breeze Again

Consumer Reports continues to attack Sharper Image's Ionic Breeze line of air purifiers. If you don't know, Sharper Image sued the magazine for libel because of a negative review on its prized product that generates a huge chunk of its sales. Of course the magazine won that case and it just wrote another article saying the Ionic Breeze does little to clean the air and actually releases "unhealthly levels" of ozone. Ouch.

Over 2 million units have been sold at $350 each. What a major rip-off if Consumer Reports is on the ball, which I don't doubt it is.

The magazine reports in its latest issue hitting newsstands Tuesday that Sharper Image's Ionic Breeze Quadra Silent Air Purifier and four other similar machines fail to significantly clean the air but also release potentially unhealthy levels of ozone.