Recall: Dirt Devil Vacuum Power Brush Attachment Tools
On 2008-07-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Dirt Devil Vacuum Power Brush Attachment Tools due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2007 for about $60.00 to $170.00.
About 1,000,000 units are involved in this TTI Floor Care power brush recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Vacuum Cleaners/Sweepers category in 2008.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Plastic pieces inside the vacuum tool can break apart and be ejected, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled Dirt Devil Turbo Tool/Power Brush attachment was sold as an accessory with the following Dirt Devil vacuum models. Only vacuum tool accessories with date codes J7060 through J7365 and have a C-clip connector are included in this recall. The date code is located on the underside of the vacuum accessory. The Turbo Tool/Power Brush tools are about 6 ½ inches long by about 5 inches wide and come in a variety of colors that match the color of the vacuum. The housing of the tool was made in clear, red, green, or light blue with clear, light blue, dark blue, red, purple, or black turbine fans with matching brush rolls.
These items were sold new+ at Mass merchandisers, home improvement stores and other retail stores nationwide from April 2007 through April 2008 for between $60 and $170 for the vacuum cleaner, including accessory tools.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Dirt Devil accessory tool and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit.
For additional information, contact TTI Floor Care at (800)245-2296 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dirtdevilturbotool.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
TTI Floor Care has received 140 reports of incidents involving the recalled vacuum tool, including 12 reports of injuries. Those consumers reported minor eye or skin injuries and one thumb injury.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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