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.
Name of product: Dirt DevilÂ® Sweeper Vacâ„˘
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Royal Appliance, of Glenwillow, Ohio.
Hazard: The vacuumâ€™s rotor can lock and overheat during use causing a smoke and fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Dirt DevilÂ® Sweeper Vacâ„˘ is a battery operated upright vacuum cleaner with â€śDirt DevilÂ®â€ť and â€śSweeper Vacâ„˘â€ť 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 DevilÂ® to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call Dirt DevilÂ® toll-free at (800) 805-9536 anytime or visit Dirt Devilâ€™s Web site at http://www.dirtdevil.com