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Fridgeezoo Refrigerator Pets

Fridgeezoo Refrigerator Pets: Kid-Friendly or Are You Kidding?

Will a cute lil robot critter living in the fridge encourage families to be a little more energy efficient? That's the theory behind Fridgeezoo Refrigerator Pets ($16), which give indecisive refrigerator lingerers gentle reminders to shut the door. Created in Japan, the cute milk carton-shaped gadget greets you warmly when the refrigerator door is first opened, but turns from friend to foe quickly — complaining if the door is left open for too long.

It makes good sense not to stand gazing into the icy cold abyss — refrigerators are markedly less efficient at keeping food cold with warm air rushing in — but isn't nagging the family to make a choice and close the fridge mom's job?

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