Dirt Devil Vacuum Poses Electrical Shock Hazard to Consumers

Dirt Devil Vacuum Poses Electrical Shock Hazard to Consumers
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February 2, 2016

A vacuum that poses an electrical shock hazard to users is prompting a recall from Royal Appliance.

The company is recalling the Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuum. When the vacuum is unplugged, the plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet. A user attempting to remove this detached piece is at risk of an electrical shock.

The company has received 14 reports of a detached prong that remained in an electrical outlet. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes three models of the Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuums: UD70210, UD70210CA and UD70210RM. The model number and manufacture date code are printed on a silver label on the back side of the vacuum. Each model is identical, with black, gray and clear housing with red and purple trim. Total Pet is printed underneath the Dirt Devil logo in the center of the vacuum. Only vacuums with the first three digits of the four digit manufacture date code that begin with B14 through I15 are included in the recall.

Consumers could purchase these vacuums at ABC Warehouse, Boardman Furniture, Fred's, Walmart stores nationwide, Dirt Devil via telephone and online from February 2014 through November 2015 for between $45 and $70.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Dirt Devil for instructions on receiving a free replacement vacuum.

Customers with questions can contact the manufacturer at (800) 373-6290.