Dirt Devil Vacuum Recall Issued Due to Electric Shock Risk
Nearly 160,000 Dirt Devil vacuums have been recalled following more than a dozen reports that suggest the electric cord prong may detach from the vacuum and remaining in the electrical outlet, posing a potential shock hazard.
The Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuum recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 2, following at least 14 complaints that the electric cord prong detached from the device.
Although no injuries have been linked to the cord problems, if the electrical prong remains int eh wall, it may leave exposed wires that could pose a risk of electrocution for consumers.
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The recalled Dirt Devil vacuums include three models of the Total Pet Cyclonic Upright Vacuums, with model numbers UD70210, UD70210CA, and UD70210RM, which can be found on a silver label located on the back side of the vacuum. All three models have the exact same design with black, gray, and clear housings with red and purple trim. The Dirt Devil logo is located on the front center and the model name “Total Pet” is printed below.
According to the CPSC, there were an estimated 149,000 recalled vacuums sold in the United States and an additional 9,700 distributed for sale in Canada.
The recalled vacuums were manufactured in China and imported by Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co. of Glenwillow, Ohio where they were sold at ABC Warehouse, Boardman Furniture, Fred’s, and Walmart stores nationwide and through Dirt Devil telephone ordering, and also online at www.dirtdevil.com, www.ebay.com, and www.walmart.com from February 2014 through November 2015 for between $45 and $70.
Customers are being asked to stop using the recalled vacuums immediately and contact Dirt Devil at 800-373-6290 or visit them online at www.dirtdevil.com and navigate to the “Support” tab for information on how to receive a free replacement vacuum.
HeleneApril 18, 2023 at 4:50 pm
I bought the Dirt Devil Endura and tried it right away. The handle kept shocking me as I was vacuuming. Not impressed with this product I was so excited to get. I think I'll stick to my old vacuum.
AshleyAugust 19, 2022 at 3:47 pm
Just received mine and on the first time vacuuming it keeps shocking me at the handle!! I'm about to contact hoover NOW!! This really hurts ouch
JamesMarch 17, 2022 at 11:21 pm
bought a dd max pet in Feb 22 @ walmart, salina kansas. used it and got an electrical shock from the handle. Contacted Hoover and they replaced with the same model. Guess what happened when I went to use it. Yup, got the same shock from the handle. This dirt devil sucks, but not in a good way!
CandyDecember 22, 2021 at 7:10 pm
But this little dirt devil from target constantly keeps Giving me an electric shock when I vacuums.
CindyJanuary 23, 2021 at 9:03 pm
I purchased Dirt Devil POWERMAX vacuum MODEL# UD70167P from Walmart Grundy VA back in November 2020 for Xmas present to me from my husband..Anyway when went use it Friday 01/22/2021 it Continuous has continuous shock on the handle that u use push vacuum cleaner..it non stop & absolutely was extremely painful..think it bad they still have no fixed this problem & still sale this product when they ha[Show More]I purchased Dirt Devil POWERMAX vacuum MODEL# UD70167P from Walmart Grundy VA back in November 2020 for Xmas present to me from my husband..Anyway when went use it Friday 01/22/2021 it Continuous has continuous shock on the handle that u use push vacuum cleaner..it non stop & absolutely was extremely painful..think it bad they still have no fixed this problem & still sale this product when they have not fixed the problems from years ago.. I think that dirty sale something hurt someone
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