Recall: Ergorapido, Pronto and Precision Vacuums
On 2009-03-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Ergorapido, Pronto and Precision Vacuums due to a potential impact injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2007 for about $100.00.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Electrolux vacuum recall. Instance(s) of injuries, property damage 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 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The vacuum's battery can expand and burst, posing a risk of injury to the user and bystanders.
Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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, and the following serial numbers: 074000001 through 085100001 and 74000001 through 85100001.
These items were sold new+ at Major and independent retailers nationwide from November 2007 through March 2009 for about $100.
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 unplug and stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Electrolux for a free replacement of the handheld portion which contains the batteries.
For additional information, contact Electrolux Home Care Products at (800) 932-1778 between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.stickvacrecall.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Electrolux has received 34 reports of incidents in the U.S. involving damage to the vacuum and surrounding property. There have been two reports of minor injuries, including swollen hands and irritation to the eyes from contact with battery powder.
+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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