Emerson Tool Company Recalls Wet/Dry Vacs Posing Shock Hazard

The Power Switch Can Become dislodged, exposing wiring

Emerson Tool Company Recalls Wet/Dry Vacs Posing Shock Hazard
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September 12, 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Emerson Tool Company are jointly announcing the recall of about 208,000 RIDGID NXT wet/dry vacuums.

What's the problem?

The on/off switch can become dislodged and expose energized wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers. This recall only 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.

What happens next?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wet/dry vacuum and contact Emerson Tool Company toll-free at (888) 847-8718 for a free replacement wet/dry vacuum powerhead assembly.