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WEBSTER CITY, Iowa -- October 9, 2010 – North America’s largest parent community, Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA™), has awarded the BEAM® Serenity QS™ Central Vacuum System by Electrolux its seal of approval following a comprehensive evaluation by a panel of unbiased parent consumers.
“PTPA is the largest parent community in North America with more than 40,000 volunteer parent testers. Earning PTPA’s seal shows that a BEAM Central Vacuum System is one of the very best products for a family home,” says Larry Hartley, vice president of sales and marketing for BEAM.
Products earning the PTPA seal have been featured regularly in leading media such as Today’s Parent magazine, the Rachel Ray Show, Fox Television and others.
The BEAM Serenity Central Vacuum System was among many dozens of products from across North America PTPA evaluators tested in their own homes. Winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA seal is recognized as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value.
he BEAM Serenity QS and its companion BEAM Q PowerTeam are clinically proven to relieve allergies and qualify for five indoor environmental quality certification points in the National Association of Homebuilders’ Green Building Standards. With up to 640 air watts of cleaning power, the system completely removes 100 percent of contacted dust and allergens from the living area, depositing the debris in an antimicrobial collection receptacle. Patented sound-reducing technology also makes it the quietest operating system available.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products like the BEAM Serenity Central Vacuum System that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, president and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “It’s win-win. By improving communication between manufacturers and consumers, we are helping companies serve their market better, and helping families identify products that have been tested and recommended by their peers.”
About Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems
Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems is the world’s leading producer and marketer of built-in central vacuums. The company’s BEAM, Electrolux and Eureka Central Vacuum Systems are sold in 50 countries around the world. Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems is a division of Electrolux Home Care Products North America. Visit
About PTPA Media Inc.
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes. For more information, visit