Three products from ink supplies maker Kodak have been awarded accolades by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) as part of its 2012 Design and Engineering Awards.

These include the Hero 9.1 multifunction inkjet printer, as well as the Playfull waterproof video camera and Playsport video recorder.

Judged by a panel of independent experts including designers, engineers and journalists, the prizes recognise outstanding deign in consumer electronic products.

The new awards take the total number of accolades handed to Kodak by the CEA to 27.

Pradeep Jotwani, president of Kodak's Consumer Digital Imaging Group, chief marketing officer and senior vice-president at the company, said: "Innovation is at the heart of Kodak's product development and we appreciate this recognition of our teams' efforts to deliver the best possible imaging and printing solutions."

The news may be a welcome boost to Kodak, which has been struggling in recent times and may need a large injection of cash for a sale of patents to stave off the threat of bankruptcy.