September 7, 2001
Alert #01-524

CPSC, Oreck Manufacturing Co. Announce the of Recall Certain A/C Adaptors for its ZipVac Hand Held Rechargeable Vacuum

PRODUCT: AC Adaptor for certain ZipVac Rechargeable Hand Held Vacuums - Oreck Manufacturing Company, of Long Beach, Miss., is recalling A/C adaptors for approximately 10,000 ZipVac rechargeable vacuums. The recalled A/C adaptor is charger model U090010D that has two circular holes in it's A/C's adapter plug end. The vacuums were sold directly by Oreck or by QVC as a premium for the purchase of an Oreck upright vacuum cleaner. The vacuums with the recalled adaptor were sold from February 2001 to June 2001.

PROBLEM: The charger can overheat and melt, presenting a burn or electric shock hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Oreck has received 22 reports of the charger overheating. No injuries have been reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these rechargeable vacuums immediately and contact Oreck for information on receiving a replacement unit. For additional information contact Oreck at (800) -471-2942.between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., central time, Monday through Friday.

Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
picture of recalled charger