BLACK+DECKER™ dustbuster® Turns 40, Celebrates with New Hand Vacuum

Press release   •   Apr 04, 2019 08:00 EDT

New dustbuster features 4X the suction power*, an extra-long crevice tool, and extra-large dustbin

TOWSON, MD (April 4, 2019) – BLACK+DECKER announces the 40th anniversary of the iconic dustbuster® hand vacuum and celebrates the milestone with the launch of the dustbuster® Advanced Clean+™ Hand Vacuum. Four times more powerful than the current leading hand vacuum from BLACK+DECKER, the dustbuster® Advanced Clean+ Hand Vacuum also incorporates an extra-long, extendable crevice tool that makes it easy to get into hard-to-reach spaces.

This year, BLACK+DECKER is celebrating the anniversary of the dustbuster® with the launch of the dustbuster® Advanced Clean+ Hand Vacuum. A primary feature of the new dustbuster® is its extra-long crevice tool that gets into tight, hard-to-reach spaces around the home. Its powerful motor sucks up messes with ease and its lithium ion battery is long-lasting and holds a charge for up to six months when it’s not in-use. The dustbuster® Advanced Clean+ Hand Vacuum also has an extra-large dust bin which allows it to run efficiently for long periods of time without being emptied. When it’s full, the new dustbuster® has a one-touch button that opens the bin to allow for easy emptying directly into the trash, helping to keep hands clean.

Ana Garcia, Vice President of Product Marketing for BLACK+DECKER said, “Families and home cleaning has changed, so the dustbuster® has changed. Busier than ever, we all need better solutions for quick cleaning, in the home or on-the-go. The new dustbuster® is within reach for fast and powerful cleaning, helping save time and effort.”

Designed around innovations that were used in the first explorations to space, the original dustbuster® hand vacuum debuted in 1979. Revolutionary for its time, the dustbuster® was one of the first battery-powered home cleaning products on the market. Over the course of its first 10 years, the popularity of the cordless hand vacuum category – which was brand new at the time – and the dustbuster®, grew to icon-status marked by its prominent feature in the 1989 film, Back to The Future Part II. Not only featured in pop culture, but it was a mainstay on wedding registries and in households across the US. Since 1995, the dustbuster® has held a place in the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution.

The new dustbuster® Advanced Clean+ Hand Vacuum and other dustbuster® hand vacuums can be purchased to suit a wide variety of needs. Existing dustbuster® products are available in versions designed for pet messes that can pick up stubborn pet hair, and wet/dry versions, designed to pick up liquid and dry debris. The new dustbuster® Advanced Clean+ Hand Vacuum and other dustbuster® hand vacuums are widely available now, ranging in price from $29 MSRP for basic models to $129 MSRP for advanced models with many features. More information on the dustbuster® Advanced Clean+ Hand Vacuum, and other BLACK+DECKER products is at

*12V MAX vs. HNV115 4V MAX based on ASTM F558



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 products will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on BLACK+DECKER products, visit or follow BLACK+DECKER on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.

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