Note: Telephone Number Change.


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

Picture of Recalled Sweeper Vac

Picture of Recalled Sweeper Vac