Saturday, March 28, 2009

Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuum Recall

Electrolux Cordless Stick Vacuums
Recalled Due To Bursting Batteries

The hazard identified is "batteries can expand and burst posing a risk of injury to user or bystander".

Approximately 44,750 of these units were sold in Canada between Nov. '07 and Mar. '09 through Canadian Tire, Costco, Hudson's Bay Co., Lowes and Sears as well as independent retailers.

Electrolux says they have received five reports in Canada of incidents of damage to the vacuum and surrounding property.

Recently a lower mainland woman reports receiving burns to her hand when her vacuum 'exploded' in her hand while doing her stairs.

Affected Models

This recall involves 2-in-1 cordless stick vacuums with a detachable hand vacuum and free-standing charger. Units involved in the recall have 9.6-volts printed on a serial plate on the underside of the handheld unit, serial numbers 074000001 through 085100001 and 74000001 through 85100001, and the following model names and numbers:

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Electrolux for a free replacement of the handheld portion which contains the batteries.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact the company at 1-800-932-1778 between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday to verify the product and arrange to receive a new handheld unit at no charge. You can also visit the companies website for more recall information by using this Nanaimo Info LINK.

Editor's Comment: This is another defective product to come out of China. It makes you wonder how many other similar products are powered by the same battery? Lead paint in kids toys, plastic in milk and now exploding batteries? Kinda makes ya wonder.


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