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Pack a Punch with New Lithium Cordless Hand Vacs

Press Release   •   May 12, 2014 00:00 EDT

TOWSON, MD (May 12, 2014) – BLACK+DECKER announces a new, full range of powerful cordless, Lithium Ion vacuums. The collection includes the 20V MAX* & 16V MAX* Lithium Flex™ Vacs with Floor Heads, the 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot™ Vac, and the 16V MAX* Lithium Hand Vac.

The adoption of the Lithium Ion battery platform has enhanced the performance of BLACK+DECKER’s handheld vacuums. Other types of batteries fade and lose suction, making it difficult for users to complete their cleaning task before running out of power. Instead, Lithium Ion batteries offer strong suction and fade-free power throughout their use. Users will now have confidence that they can complete tasks quickly, efficiently, and conveniently with this new collection of handheld vacuums.

20V MAX* & 16V MAX* Lithium Flex™ Vacs with Floor Heads

Finally a cordless vacuum that does it all; from floor to ceiling and everything in between, the 20V MAX* & 16V MAX*Lithium Flex Vacs with Floor Heads offer limitless versatility. Choose between the four foot extendable hose or the new stick vac attachment with pivoting floor head. Having an optional stick vac attachment makes this the ultimate in portable and multi-functional vacuuming. No longer just a simple hand-carried vacuum, the Flex Vacs provide easy clean-up; high or low, in the house or car, and on any floor surface – wood, tile, carpet, rugs, etc. The compact design and lightweight yet powerful 20V MAX* & 16V MAX* lithium ion batteries, make it easy to take the Flex straight to the mess.

The 20V MAX* Flex comes with a rubberized pet hair brush attachment that makes cleaning up after Fido a cinch. It also features a removable, washable bowl and filter for thorough cleaning. Included with the Flex is a charging base with tool storage, a flip-up dusting brush, a crevice tool, and the stick vac attachment with pivoting floor head. Each of these attachments and extensions helps get in to hard-to-reach areas like under the table, in between car seats, stairs, ceiling fans, etc.

20V MAX* Model #: BDH2020FLFH, 20V MAX* Price: $129.99

16V MAX* Model #: BDH1620FLFH, 16V MAX* Price: $99.99

Retail Availability: June 2014 at Amazon.com

20V MAX* Lithium Pivot™ Vac

For those looking for serious power, BLACK+DECKER’s all-purpose 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot has strong suction provided by the 20V MAX* lithium ion battery, a lightweight design for easy carrying, and a standing charging base. The Pivot is not only powerful, but it’s also so compact that it can be stored within easy reach to any mess.

The 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot comes with an onboard crevice tool and brush that are always at hand to tackle any mess, while a distinctive pivoting nose feature enables easy cleaning for all those hard to reach areas, such as under cupboards, above tall shelves, and in between couch cushions. Simply place the Pivot in its stand to charge. Finally, the bowl is easily removed and washable.

Model #: BDH2000PL, Price: $79.99

Retail Availability: March 2014 at Target and Amazon.com

16V MAX* Lithium Hand Vac

The always -ready and convenient 16V MAX* Lithium Hand Vac is perfect for handy cleaning anywhere and anytime. The cyclonic action and strong suction of the 16V MAX* Lithium Hand Vac make cleanup easy and fast. The 16V MAX* Lithium Hand Vac has a charging station that keeps it at the ready and also provides a base for storage.

Additional features of the 16V MAX* Lithium Hand Vac include a charge indicator light and a removable and washable bowl. The 16V MAX* Lithium Hand Vac also comes with a rotating slim nozzle, an on-board upholstery brush, and a crevice tool.

Model #: CHV1410L, Price: $59.99

Retail Availability: May 2014 at Walmart, Menards, and Amazon.com

The 20V MAX* & 16V MAX* Lithium Flex™ Vacs with Floor Heads, the 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot™ Vac, and the 16V MAX* Lithium Hand Vac are some of the first products to feature BLACK+DECKER’s new identity. With a heritage of more than 100 years as one of the most trusted brands in the world, the new BLACK+DECKER identity builds on that trust by providing innovative and reliable products. Along with a meaningful, emotional, and empowering experience for the home, the new BLACK+DECKER products will be Honest.Intuitive.Involved.Thoughtful.

2 Year Limited Warranty on all vacuums

www.blackanddecker.com

*With respect to 20V MAX*, maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20V. Nominal voltage is 18V. With respect to 16V MAX*, maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 16V. Nominal voltage is 14.4V.

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About BLACK+DECKER

Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that BLACK+DECKER’s products will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on BLACK+DECKER products, visit www.blackanddecker.com or follow BLACK+DECKER on Facebook & Twitter.

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