Hoover Recalls WindTunnel Canister Vacuums Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

The power cord between the power nozzle and the wand connector can short-circuit.

Recall date: February 09, 2011
Recall number: 11124

Recall Summary

Name of product:

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.

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 at www.hoover.com/windtunnelcanisterrecall

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Recall Details


About 142,000


This recall involves the Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Canister Vacuum model S3755. The vacuum is silver and black in color, and comes with a power nozzle. The model number can be found on a label on the bottom of the canister.


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.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuum cleaners and contact Hoover for a free repair.

Sold at

Mass merchandisers, department stores and independent vacuum retailers nationwide and online from March 2003 to December 2008 for between $250 and $280.


Hoover Inc., of Glenwillow, Ohio

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