When you think of vacuums, inevitably one name comes to mind: Hoover. They’ve been at the forefront of vacuum technology for decades, striving to beat out companies like Dyson, Eureka and Dirt Devil. Their latest “WindTunnel” technology is currently being investigated for claims of fire and shock hazard. The company issued a voluntary recall in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, on Thursday May 27th.
Investigators discovered that the power cord wasn’t properly routed or seated in the cord’s rewind mechanism. This allows the power cord to easily become loose which presents a fire and shock hazard. So far, three reports of minor burns and property damage have come to light. One consumer suffered from burns on their hands resulting from the defective product. So far, 5 different models of the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Bagless Upright vacuum cleaners are affected by the recall.
Keep in mind that the recall does not apply to vacuum cleaners sold after November 2009 so if you picked up your Hoover recently, this recall does not affect you. If you’re not sure, you can check the label which is located on the bottom rear of the cleaner and see if your cleaner is featured on the recall list in this article. In the event that you are injured by a defective product, you would benefit from consulting with an experienced Seattle injury lawyer who can advise you on what action to take.