Shark Vacuum Cleaners Recalled by Euro-Pro Due to Electric Shock Hazard

Shark Vacuum Cleaners Recalled by Euro-Pro Due to Electric Shock Hazard
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April 22, 2015

Euro-Pro has announced the immediate recall of approximately 142,000 Shark vacuum cleaners. The aluminum wand can disconnect from the vacuum cleaner's handle and remain energized with electricity, posing a risk of electric shock to the user.

This recall involves four models of Shark brand Rotator Powered Lift-Away series upright vacuum cleaners. The recalled vacuum cleaners are either maroon or purple in color and have a clear plastic middle section. 'Shark' and 'Rotator' are printed on the front of the vacuum cleaners. They measure about 45 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Recalled model numbers include NV650W, NV651, NV652 and NV660. The model number is printed on a silver sticker on the upper right-hand corner of the back of the unit.

The date code is printed on the metal prong of the power plug and shows the week and year of manufacture in the WWYY format. Recalled units have date codes beginning with the number 48 or lower and ending with 14.

The recalled Shark vacuum cleaners were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Kohl's, Lowes, Target and other retail stores nationwide, as well as online at sharkclean.com and through television infomercials from August 2014 through March 2015 for between $250 and $350.

Euro-Pro has received 62 reports of incidents in which the aluminum wand disconnected from the vacuum cleaner's handle. No injuries have been reported to date.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuum cleaners and contact Euro-Pro to receive a free replacement wand.

Note: Vacuum cleaners marked with a dimple or green circle sticker on the outside of the plastic cuff that holds the aluminum wand have been inspected by the firm and are not included in this recall.

For additional information on this recall, contact Euro-Pro toll-free at (877) 593-5140.