|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 566-5606
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: "Majestic 360" Floor Cleaners
Units: About 44,000
Manufacturer: HMI Industries Inc., of Strongsville, Ohio
Hazard: The recalled cleaners' wiring can overheat, causing electrical arcing and melting. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: HMI has received 40 reports of overheating and damage to carpets. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled floor cleaner is a black-colored, canister-style vacuum with a powered floor tool. The words "Majestic 360" and "FILTERQUEEN" are printed on a label located on the unit.
Sold through: Independent distributors nationwide from September 2004 through August 2006 for about $1800.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled floor cleaners immediately and contact the firm to arrange for a free repair at an authorized repair center.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact HMI Industries at (800) 566-5606 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Filterqueen.com