Hoover Vacuum Cleaners Recalled

A large recall of about 108,000 Hoover® WindTunnel T-Series™ Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with Cord Rewind Feature are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The Hoover® WindTunnel T-Series™ Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with Cord Rewind Feature were manufactured in Mexico; imported by Hoover Inc., of Glenwillow, Ohio; and sold at mass merchandisers, department stores, and independent vacuum retailers nationwide and online from August 2009 through May 2010 for between $100 and $160.

The Hoover® WindTunnel T-Seriesâ„¢ Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with Cord Rewind Feature’s power cord is not properly routed or securely seated in the cord rewind assembly allowing the power cord to be pulled loose. This poses fire and shock hazards. To date, Hoover has received three reports of minor burns to carpet and furniture and one report of a minor burn to a consumer’s hand.

This recall involves Hoover® WindTunnel T-Series™ Bagless Upright vacuum cleaners with the cord rewind feature. This feature enables the cord to wind inside the vacuum for storage. The following model numbers and manufacturing codes are involved.

• Model Numbers: UH70110, UH70120, UH70200, UH70205, and UH70210
• Manufacturing Code—Ends With: H09A, I09A, J09A, or K09A

Vacuums with the manufacturing code K09A, followed by a green dot, are not included in this recall. Vacuum cleaners with the cord rewind feature sold after November 2009 and with any other manufacturing code are not included in this recall. The model number and manufacturing code can be found on a label on the lower rear part of the vacuum cleaner.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled vacuum cleaners and contact Hoover for a free repair. Hoover can be reached toll-free at (888) 891-2054 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Web site at www.hoover.com/tseriesrewindrecall

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