Weed Eater Trimmers Receive California Certification for Emission Standards; Test One of Toughest in the Nation.

Environmental Editors and Lawn & Garden Reporters

AUGUSTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 2000

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified the new

two-cycle, 25 cc low emissions engines used in Weed Eater brand

gasoline-powered trimmers recognizing that the Weed Eater engines have

passed the rigorous CARB tests for air quality emissions.

During the 50 hours of testing, the 25 cc engine with a three-way

catalytic converter showed no loss of power, and exhaust emissions were

lower than previous models by more than 75 percent.

CARB Certification allows consumers to use the products with full

confidence that they have the lowest possible air emissions available.

CARB tests for emissions in such categories as hydrocarbons plus oxides

of nitrogen, carbon monoxide and particulate matter.

"Our new line with this environmentally friendly engine will

be available before the end of the year," said Lennie Rhoades,

product manager for the Weed Eater and Poulan brands. "CARB

certification is testament to the high degree of click here for more info technical know-how that

has gone into this new line. Not only will it effectively cut weeds and

brush, but it also protects the environment."

Poulan and its sister brand, Weed Eater, are leading manufacturers

of chain saws, string trimmers, blowers, lawn and garden tractors, lawn

mowers and other consumer lawn products. They are products of Frigidaire

Home Products, a manufacturer of home appliances and lawn and garden

products for the home.

Frigidaire Home Products appliance products include refrigerators,

gas and electric ranges, clothes dryers, dishwashers, food freezers,

room air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.

In addition to Weed Eater and Poulan, the company markets

Frigidaire, Tappan, White Westinghouse, Gibson and Kelvinator brands.

Additional information is available at these web sites:

www.frigidaire.com, www.weedeater.com and www.poulan.com. Frigidaire

Home Products is the North American entity of AB Electrolux(a) of

Stockholm, Sweden - the Global Appliance Company.

(a) AB Electrolux is not affiliated or connected with Electrolux

Corporation, an American company that manufactures and markets

Electrolux brand floor care and other products.