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2011-02-09

Recall - Hoover® WindTunnel Canister Vacuums

The following recall notice is from HSW:


Event Hightlights
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports of a recall involving certain Hoover® WindTunnel Canister Vacuums. The power cord between the power nozzle and the wand connector can short-circuit posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. This condition can occur even if the vacuum has been turned off but left plugged in.

See the HSW Product Details tab for specifics on the affected items.

Hoover has received 69 reports of overheating or electrical malfunction, including one report of fire and smoke damage, and two reports of carpet damage.There has been one report of a minor injury.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers, department stores and independent vacuum retailers nationwide and online from March 2003 to December 2008 for between $250 and $280. HSW confirmed with Hoover that recalled product was sold in Canada.

Corrective Action:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuum cleaners and contact Hoover for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hoover toll-free at (888) 564-2066 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website atwww.hoover.com/windtunnelcanisterrecall


HSW Comment: At the time of posting this Event, Health Canada had not issued any information about this recall. Because the recalled items were sold in Canada, we elected to post this information prior to any official notice from Health Canada.  If additional information becomes available, we will update this Event.  JA

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