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Too Much Dust In Dashboard Vents? Give It The (Compressed) Gas

Somerville, NJ (October 25, 2001) – Wally Seavey of Caanan, Maine, has a winning idea on how best to clean dust from tiny dashboard air vents.

The car-care innovator uses a commercial compressed-gas duster, called Dust-Off, invented in 1952 so news photographers could safely clean negatives and various types of camera equipment. The product now is mostly found in office-supply outlets, for use cleaning computer equipment.

Seavey’s dusting advice has proven valuable, netting him a portable CD player and, possibly, a home electronics package worth $3,000. To collect additional uses for its Dust-Off product, manufacturer Falcon Safety Products of Somerville, NJ, is awarding 101 prizes for creative ideas submitted to its Website,

Seavey’s suggestion was among the first 10 weekly winners. Other winners suggested using the canned gas to dust off dashboard vents, grooves in wood-working projects, telescope mirrors, collectibles on shelves, scale models, cloth mini-blinds and lint-clogged sewing machine parts.

The contest continues for 10 weeks through Dec. 21, with 11 winners selected in the final week. The best idea earns a 27-inch television, a DVD player and an executive stereo.

Andrew M. Steinman, Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Falcon Safety Products, Inc.
25 Chubb Way, P.O. Box 1299
Somerville, NJ 08876-1299
Phone: 1-888-DUSTOFF
fax: 908-707-8855