Name of product:
Hoover® WindTunnel Canister Vacuums
Hazard:
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.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
February 9, 2011
Units:
About 142,000
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

Recall Details

Description:

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.

 
Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

Importer(s):

Hoover Inc., of Glenwillow, Ohio

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
11-124