SOURCE: Panasonic

November 15, 2007 09:00 ET

Panasonic Introduces AeroBlast™ and AeroSpin™ Line of Upright Cyclonic Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) - Panasonic today announced the launch of the AeroBlast™ MC-UL975 and AeroSpin™ MC-UL675 and MC-UL671 line of upright cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaners, the latest in Panasonic's 53-year history of vacuum manufacturing. All three models in this new line feature a combination of innovative technologies that make cleaning easy, efficient and effective.

Panasonic's new vacuums are each equipped with powerful 12 amp motors, anti-static dirt cups and automatic filter cleaning systems. These automatic filter cleaning systems ensure that the vacuums are able to operate at full power without dirt clogging the filters. The top-of-the-line MC-UL975 features a dual motor system for more thorough carpet cleaning, more accurate agitator speed for different surfaces and a longer lasting belt. The model also features a cleaning system that activates when the unit is turned on. On the MC-UL675 and the MC-UL671 models, pulling out the power cord activates the cleaning system. All three models include attachments designed to efficiently clean any surface, including hard-to-reach crevices.

"Panasonic designed the AeroBlast and AeroSpin vacuums with convenience and quality as top priorities," said Walter Taffarello, National Marketing Manager, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. "Features like the dirt sensor and the quick-draw extending hose make cleaning easier and more efficient, while the automatic filter cleaning systems reduce filter maintenance and maintain suction for a longer time. In addition, these bagless models have an easy-to-clean dirt cup that detaches at the touch of a button for easy cleaning. We understand that vacuuming is a chore, but our AeroBlast and AeroSpin vacuums make that chore as easy and quick as possible."

The Panasonic AeroBlast MC-UL975 is available at specialty vacuum shops nationwide for an MSRP of $699.99. The AeroSpin MC-UL675 is available at mass retailers, including Best Buy, Fry's and Amazon for an MSRP of $249.99. The AeroSpin MC-UL671 is also available at mass retailers, for an MSRP of $199.99. For more information about Panasonic vacuums, including information on purchasing directly from Panasonic, please visit www.panasonic.com/vac.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (NYSE: MC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Information about Panasonic products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.