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Archived - Dirt Devil Vacuum Power Brush or Turbo Tool Attachment
- Starting date:
- October 1, 2008
- Posting date:
- October 1, 2008
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- General Public (GP)
- Identification number:
Dirt Devil Vacuum Power Brush or Turbo Tool Attachment
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Only vacuum tool accessories with date codes J7060 through J7365 that have a C-clip connector are included in this recall.
The date code is located on the underside of the vacuum accessory. The Turbo Tool/Power Brush tools are about 16.5 centimetres (6.5 inches) long by about 13 centimetres (5 inches) wide and come in a variety of colours that match the colour of the vacuum.
The housing of the tool may be clear, red, green, or light blue with clear, light blue, dark blue, red, purple, or black turbine fans with matching brush rolls.
Plastic pieces inside the vacuum tool can break apart and be ejected, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
The US importer, TTI Floor Care North America, has received 140 reports of incidents involving the recalled vacuum accessories, including 12 reports of injuries in the United States and Canada. Those consumers reported minor eye or skin injuries and one thumb injury.
Health Canada has not received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these accessories.
Approximately 16,576 of the recalled Dirt Devil Vacuum accessories were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The Dirt Devil Vacuum accessories were sold between March 2007 and April 2008 at mass merchandisers, home improvement stores and other retail stores across Canada.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
TTI Floor Care North America
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Dirt Devil accessories.
For more information, consumers may contact the importer, TTI Floor Care North America, to receive a free repair kit at 800-245-2296 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Consumers may also visit the Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA) Web site for more information regarding this recall.
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