Recall: RIDGID NXT HD06000 and HD09000 Wet/dry Vacuums
On 2018-09-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding RIDGID NXT HD06000 and HD09000 Wet/dry Vacuums due to a potential Shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2018 for about $50 to $60.
About 200,000 units are involved in this vacuum recall. 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 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The on/off switch can become dislodged and expose energized wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves RIDGID NXT wet/dry vacuums, models HD06000 (6-gallon) and HD09000 (9-gallon). The orange and black wet/dry vacuum has four swivel casters, a carrying handle, a hose and accessories. RIDGID is printed on the front of the vacuum. The model number can be found on a silver product identification label on the back of the vacuum's powerhead assembly.
These items were sold new+ at The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2018 through July 2018 for about $50 for the 6-gallon wet/dry vacuum and for about $60 for the 9-gallon wet/dry vacuum.
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 wet/dry vacuum and contact Emerson Tool Company for a free replacement wet/dry vacuum powerhead assembly.
Emerson Tool Company toll-free at 888-847-8718 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or online at www.emerson.com/en-us/commercial-residential/emerson-tool-company and click on Safety Notifications.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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