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When Cleaning Sergers, Save Your Breath

Somerville, NJ (February 2002) – Sandra Myers of Bradenton, Fla., knows a lot about lint clogging her serger, sewing and embroidery machines – as well as about risky removal methods.

“You should never blow into a sewing machine,” she warns, “because the moisture from your breath can cause parts to start rusting.”

Her award-winning tip: “I use the Special Application version of Dust-Off® to clean the lint out. I sew a lot, and the compressed-gas works great at clearing all of the small, tight places.”

Mayers won a portable CD player from the manufacturer of Dust-Off®, a product most often used to clean computers, in a contest seeking novel uses for its product. One version, labeled for Special Applications, is recommended for use around electrical motors.

The duster was invented in the 1970s so news photographers could safely clean negatives and camera equipment. The Grand-Prize winner, announced in January, won a home electronics package worth $3,000 for his suggested use: cleaning automobile air vents.

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