Vicks launches three humidifiers for 2013 cold-flu season

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Humidifiers help provide temporary relief from cough and congestion, counteract the effects of harsh, dry air, and can bring temporary relief to dry skin, stuffy noses and chapped lips — the three most irritating wintertime ailments, according to a new survey of U.S. moms, conducted by the makers of Vicks humidifiers. 

For the 2013 cold and flu season, Vicks has launched three new humidifiers for families — the Vicks FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier, the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier, and the Vicks Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier, now available in pink, the supplier announced Thursday.

Vicks FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier requires no filter and offers hassle-free maintenance and operation. The humidifier features a 1.2-gallon tank, which can run for up to 30 hours between fillings. 

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier features a soft glow nightlight and automatic shut-off for added safety. The new Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier heats water to produce a 95% bacteria-free steam vapor, releasing moist, warm air for fast relief from cold and flu symptoms affecting airways and nasal passages. 

And the Vicks Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier — available in purple, green, blue and now pink — is ideal for use in nurseries and children’s bedrooms. The humidifier releases cool moisture into the air and projects a multicolor changing, star-filled night’s sky on walls and the ceiling through the unit’s built-in, independently controlled projector. This model runs for up to 24 hours on a 1-gallon tank and features multiple output settings and quiet operation. 

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