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Window cleaning gadget sales rise after spate of maid deaths in Singapore

A popular magnetic window cleaner by home appliance brand Maier is selling well at Singapore’s DIY shops after the spate of maids falling to their death while cleaning windows.

The Maier Innovative Window Cleaner, which was first made available in 2002, allows its user to clean the exterior of windows without having to open them wide and lean out precariously, as is often the case in high-rise buildings.

Maier sales manager Peter Chan has seen an increase in sales of "about 15 to 20 percent" in recent months, each time there is a case of a maid falling from a high-rise building.

(Source: Jakarta Globe)