Hoover WindTunnel Vacuum Recall Issued Due to Fire and Shock Risk

About 142,000 Hoover WindTunnel vacuum cleaners have been recalled after dozens of reports of electrical problems and the bagless canister vacuums overheating. 

The Hoover WindTunnel vacuum recall was announced on February 9 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after Hoover Inc. received at least 69 reports of problems, including two incidents of carpet damage, one of fire and smoke damage and one injury.

The CPSC reports that the power cord can short circuit between the power nozzle and wand connector. The problem can result in a shock and may pose a fire hazard that could occur even when the vacuum is turned off but still plugged in.

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The recall affects Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Canister Vacuums with the model number S3755. The model number is on a label on the bottom of the canister. The vacuums are silver and black and have a power nozzle.

The vacuums were sold at mass merchandisers, department stores and vacuum retailers nationwide, as well as online, for between $250 and $280 from March 2003 through December 2008.

The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Hoover for a free repair. Consumers with questions can visit Hoover’s website at www.hoover.com/windtunnelcanisterrecall.


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