An accessory for a hand-held vacuum cleaner is being recalled following more than five consumer complaints.
The interior fan of an accessory for the Dirt Devil vacuum can break and eject from its housing, posing a laceration hazard to the user. The company has received six complaints that the housing broke, but no injuries have been reported.
The recall affects about 24,500 Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac Turbo Tool accessories. Model number 08225 and a five-digit manufacture date code ending in 12A U, 13A U, 13B U or 14B U are printed on a label on the bottom of the hand vacuum.
The vacuum was sold at home improvement stores nationwide and online from January 2012 through February 2015 for about $30.
Consumers can continue to use the Dirt Devil hand vacuum without the turbo tool accessory attachment and can contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free replacement.
Royal Appliance can be contacted at (888) 393-2063.