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Different energy efficiency performance of air conditioners could mean a difference of several hundred dollars in annual electricity charges - CHOICE # 463 (May 14, 2015)

In the test on 15 models of window-type air conditioner, the Consumer Council found difference in their energy efficiency performance - the difference between samples of the highest and the lowest energy efficiency is up to 21%, and the difference in estimated annual electricity cost can be as high as HK$344.

Home Insurance Plans Offered in Immense Variety Worth Consumers a Closer Look  - CHOICE # 463 (May 14, 2015)

The Council's study looked into 25 home contents insurance plans offered by 11 insurance companies and found that premium charges may vary considerably. For instance, annual premium for a 500 square feet unit in gross floor area could cost HK$420 to $1,480.

Recalls and Alerts

Excessive pesticide residues found in tangerine and sweet pepper samples (May 20, 2015)

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (May 20) found a tangerine sample and a sweet pepper sample with pesticide residues at levels exceeding the legal limits. The CFS is following up on the cases.


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