Navigation Links
LG Electronics Debuts Unique Allergen-Reducing Steam Washer/Dryer Combo
Date:3/20/2008

All-in-One Model - Certified asthma & allergy friendly(TM) by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Brings Innovative Clothing Care Option

to More Consumers

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The first day of spring welcomes the start of allergy season. To help those suffering from common household allergies, LG Electronics today announced the expansion of its allergen-reduction laundry line to now include a unique combination washer-dryer unit.

The full-size, all-in-one unit joins the company's recently launched SteamWasher(TM) with Allergiene(TM) cycle, the first washing machine to be certified asthma & allergy friendly(TM) by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), an independent non-profit foundation dedicated to helping consumers and patients with asthma and allergic diseases. LG's new combination unit extends this industry-first benefit to more consumers.

With 70 percent of U.S. households affected by asthma or allergies, LG's allergen-reduction cycle provides a unique consumer benefit to the tens of millions of Americans who need to reduce common household allergens in order to find relief. The LG SteamWasher and Dryer Combo unit with Allergiene cycle reduces allergens, including common triggers such as dust mites and pet dander, in fabrics by more than 95 percent, as certified by the AAFA.

The combination of a washer and dryer into one compact unit is ideal for consumers who want to do laundry at home and benefit from the allergen-reduction cycle, but do not have the space for both a washer and dryer or an external venting source necessary for conventional dryers.

This unit runs on standard voltage electricity and is great for placement in closets; it's also the perfect solution for space constrained apartments, businesses and vacation homes. At 4.2 cubic feet, this model is the largest capacity front-load combination unit available, enabling users to do larger loads of laundry, thereby saving time and energy.

"We are thrilled that LG has developed a washer-dryer combination machine that is so effective at reducing common household allergens that we are able to certify it asthma & allergy friendly," said Mike Tringale, AAFA director of external affairs. "By designing a special wash cycle that meets our standards, LG has created a tool that can help millions of Americans in their efforts to reduce their exposure to allergens throughout the year."

The LG SteamWasher and Dryer Combo with Allergiene cycle utilizes LG's TrueSteam(TM) Generator for real steam in the wash tub. The steam technology allows the wash to reach the appropriate temperature necessary to breakdown and wash out allergens - without harming fabrics. The Allergiene cycle has been expertly designed to effectively remove more than 95 percent of allergens and gently clean clothes. The use of steam technology offers exceptional cleaning power for outstanding performance and includes other features such as:

-- SteamWash(TM) - feeds hot steam into the top of the wash drum through

a spray nozzle to penetrate the fabrics; removes dirt and stubborn

stains; and better dissolves cleaning agents without causing excessive

wear and tear on garments.

-- SteamFresh(TM) - the SteamWasher's 20-minute steam-only cycle uses

steam to freshen and reduce wrinkles on clothes- resulting in less

ironing and fewer trips to the dry cleaner.

"Our new Allergiene steam combo extends this industry-first benefit to more consumers who need to reduce allergens in their washable fabrics in order to be better prepared this allergy season," said John Weinstock, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA, Inc. Digital Appliances. "This exciting new application of our TrueSteam technology is the latest example of how our continued innovation in steam laundry can provide meaningful new benefits to a greater number of consumers - regardless of their space considerations."

This feature-rich combo appliance is also equipped with a Direct Drive Motor, which operates without belts or pulleys, and delivers power directly from the motor to the drum, bringing consumers the benefits of reduced operating sound and vibration, as well as increased energy savings. The Direct Drive Motor combined with SpinSense(TM) -- an option that detects vibration and then adjusts the spin speed to reduce vibration -- allows for a low vibration level making this unit an ideal solution for second floor installations. The washer and dryer combo unit also features LG's SenseClean(TM) system, an intelligent fabric care technology. This system 'senses' the weight and size of the load, then determines the water level and wash time and sets it automatically resulting in optimal washing care and efficiency.

The washer/dryer also includes a 1,320 RPM spin speed for powerful water extraction and greater energy efficiency, along with a Dial-A-Cycle(TM) control panel with preset cycle selections to provide worry-free settings for optimal fabric care. The large LCD display provides instructions and diagnostics while keeping users updated on cycle status and time remaining.

The LG SteamWasher and Dryer Combo with Allergiene cycle (Model: WM3988HWA) is available now in a white finish at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,999.

ABOUT LG ELECTRONICS USA, INC.

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a wide range of stylish, innovative digital appliances, consumer electronics (digital display and digital media) products and mobile phones under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit http://www.LGusa.com.

ABOUT THE ASTHMA & ALLERGY FRIENDLY(TM) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Program is operated by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (http://www.aafa.org) in partnership with Allergy Standards Limited (http://www.allergystandards.com). All asthma & allergy friendly(TM) certified products have been independently tested and shown to more suitable for those with asthma and allergic sensitivities. For more detailed information on the certified bedding or other products, please visit: http://www.asthmaandallergyfriendly.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. VIDEO from Medialink and Philips: Philips Electronics Unveils First Imagination Light Canvas at the New Mercy Medical Center in Rogers AR
2. BioElectronics Corporation (BIEL) SqueezeTrigger Price is $0.11
3. Dblur Concludes Licensing Deal With STMicroelectronics
4. Royal Philips Electronics to Acquire Respironics for USD $66.00 Per Share
5. BioElectronics Corporation Announces Addition of Michael Seidenman, R.Ph. as Vice President of Sales
6. BioElectronics Corporation Receives 2007 Economic Development Innovator of the Year Award
7. Kaiser Permanente Named Green Electronics Champion by EPA, Green Electronics Council
8. The ScottCare Corporation Completes Acquisition of Rozinn Electronics, a Leading Manufacturer of Cardiac Diagnostic Products
9. Merging discovery with therapy: Second generation memory care debuts
10. Two Little Hands Productions, Creators of Popular Childrens TV Series Signing Time, Debuts Second Season at This Years Toy Fair 2008
11. A Whole New Sandwich Debuts in the Freezer Aisle: LEAN POCKETS(R) Brand Introduces Latest Whole Grain Varieties
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... ... Today, Bright Pink , a national breast and ovarian health non-profit ... proactively at a young age. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer ... can save lives-but only if young women are proactive with their health. Bright Pink’s ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Science-based sleep company Level Sleep ... HCI students, faculty, and alumni can acquire Level Sleep’s unique sleep system in ... community to receive educational content on sleep and proper biomechanics that will empower ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... Las Vegas Skin and Cancer Clinic (LVSCC) is proud ... 10, 2017, 4-7 pm PST. For more than six decades, LVSCC has provided the ... Rancho neighborhood, has been renovated to provide medical and cosmetic dermatological products and services. ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... February 28, 2017 , ... ... a healthcare automation intelligence company based in New York. , “Ensuring an intuitive, ... provider’s workflow remains unaltered. Those two fundamental reasons are the reasons this acquisition ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... February 28, 2017 , ... The role of females ... from military to civilian life. Body image dissatisfaction is largely unexamined among female ... and greater occurrence of chronic mental health conditions than female civilians. Female veterans ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/27/2017)... 27, 2017  A landmark study led ... MBBS, PhD, FRACS, of  Sydney Heart and Lung ... will be published in the February 28, 2017 issue ... College of Cardiology . According to the study, which involved 37,720 ... surgery technique (anOPCABG) reduced postoperative stroke by ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... TAMPA, Fla. , Feb. 27, ... medical device company focused on developing cerebral embolic ... the members of the FDA,s Circulatory System Devices ... acknowledgement of the need for cerebral protection following ... "The statements shared by this FDA panel support ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... -- Now in its seventh year, the Pharmaceutical ... successful at developing and commercialising innovation. ... The Index can be summarised ... two different companies in early phase, which would make the ... of each company,s performance between 2011 and 2016, the 2017 ranking sees ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: