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New dryer aimed at children

May 10, 2012
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LONDON — The Magic Dryer Company is hoping to launch a new high-speed hand dryer that will appeal to children, according to the European Cleaning Journal.

Owner-director Susan Coghill and her husband, children''s hygiene consultant Iain Stewart, have spent the past four years developing a hand dryer that they claim is both fast enough and quiet enough to encourage children to wash and dry their hands effectively, the article stated.

"When the first high-speed hand dryers came out, our reaction was that they were great — but how were children going to use them? We have a seven-year-old daughter ourselves and she wouldn''t go near a noisy high-speed dryer because she found them too threatening. Most hand dryers are also the wrong height for children," said Coghill.

"So we came up with Puff the Magic Dryer concept, which operates at only 70 decibels compared with 85-95 decibels — the industry standard for most high-speed hand dryers on the market. It is also smaller and more compact, so it takes up less space on the wall and the dragon image makes it more appealing to children," Coghill added.

According to the article, the Scotland-based company has been supplying hygiene products and services to schools and nurseries for seven years.

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