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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Contact Number: (800) 321-1134
January 4, 2005
Release # 05-078
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Dirt Devil® Sweeper Vac
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Royal Appliance, of Glenwillow, Ohio.
Hazard: The vacuum's rotor can lock and overheat during use causing a smoke and fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Dirt Devil® Sweeper Vac is a battery operated upright vacuum cleaner with "Dirt Devil®" and "Sweeper Vac" printed on the front. The recall involves vacuum cleaners with the Model Number M083000 with the Plant Code J. The Model Number and Plant Code are printed on a silver plate located on the back of the product. Only vacuum cleaners manufactured in Plant Code J are included in this recall.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide from November 2003 through November 2004 for between $30 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Dirt Devil® to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call Dirt Devil® toll-free at (800) 321-1134 anytime or visit Dirt Devil's Web site at www.dirtdevil.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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