|September 7, 2001
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.