Powerful bagless multi-surface vacuum features odor-eliminating Febreze® filter


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 19, 2012 ― BISSELL Homecare Inc., the No. 1 brand in floor care appliances [i], introduces the Total Floors® Pet Vacuum, its newest solution to help pet owners easily remove pet hair from the various floor surfaces in their homes and eliminate odors and freshen as they vacuum. Pet owners cite pet hair and odors as the most difficult pet messes to rid from their homes [ii], and Total Floors Pet includes innovative features to help with both of those chores.

The vacuum’s convenient edge cleaning system features a crevice tool port to suction pet hair away from walls where it accumulates – all without reaching or bending over while vacuuming. While some vacuums send debris flying across the room on hard surfaces, the Total Floors Pet allows users to turn off the brush roll to prevent scattering. Additionally, the Total Floors Pet is the first vacuum to feature a Febreze® filter, effectively removing household odors, leaving homes smelling fresh and helping pet owners experience a breath of fresh air.

It’s no coincidence that BISSELL understands what pet owners look for in a vacuum – the company has firsthand experience with pet clean-up challenges.

"At BISSELL, 72 percent of our employees are pet owners, so we’re very familiar with the adventures involved in dealing with pet hair and odors in our own homes," said Dave Field, global business director for vacuums at BISSELL. "Total Floors Pet simplifies all-over clean-up by seamlessly navigating between carpets, rugs and hard floors; capturing scattered pet hair; and eliminating a variety of odors."

The featured Febreze® filter included in the Total Floors Pet vacuum tackles common odors. The vacuum also comes with two on-board attachments designed to remove pet hair from curtains and upholstery: the Pet TurboEraser® Tool and Pet Hair Fabric Tool. Total Floors Pet by BISSELL is currently available at an MSRP of $139.99. It is available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and online atwww.walmart.com. For additional information, go to www.bissell.com.


About BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

A 136-year-old company, Grand Rapids-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc., is the top-selling brand in floor care appliancesi with an expanding presence worldwide. As an innovator of cleaning products, BISSELL produces and sells vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, bare floor cleaners and cleaning formulas at retail locations across the globe. The company is in its fourth generation of family leadership.

Febreze and related trademarks are owned by The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio and used under license by BISSELL Homecare, Inc.



[i] based on NPD sales data

[ii] American Home Survey, 2009