Emerson Tool Company Recalls Wet/Dry Vacs Posing Shock Hazard
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Emerson Tool Company Recalls Wet/Dry Vacs Posing Shock Hazard

The Power Switch Can Become dislodged, exposing wiring

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.