Royal Appliance toll-free at (888) 393-2063 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.dirtdevil.com and click on the "Recall Information" link at the bottom of the page for more information.
The recalled Dirt Devil Turbo Tool attachment was sold as a vacuum accessory with the corded Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac. The accessory tool is a plastic, clear yellowish green attachment with a black turbine fan and black brush roll with white bristles. "Royal," model number "08225" and a five-digit manufacture date code ending in 12A U, 13A U, 13B U or 14B U are printed on a label on the bottom of the hand vacuum. The Turbo Tool measures about 5-3/4 inches long by 4-1/2 inches wide. Consumers can continue to use the Dirt Devil hand vacuum without the turbo tool accessory attachment.
Consumers should immediately stop using the Turbo Tool accessory and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free replacement tool accessory.
Royal Appliance received six reports of the Turbo Tool accessory breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Home improvement stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from January 2012 through February 2015 for about $30 for the hand vac including the accessory tool.
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