Shark Vacuum Cleaner Recall [US & Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Shark Vacuum Cleaner Recall [US & Canada]Euro-Pro recalls approximately 142,650 Shark Vacuum Cleaners due to electric shock hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/MVmjL; HCSC: http://ht.ly/MVmnS

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Shark-Vacuum-Cleaners-Recalled-by-Euro-Pro/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/53013r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves four models of Shark brand Rotator Powered Lift-Away series Upright Vacuum Cleaners.

  • Each of the recalled Vacuum Cleaners is either maroon or purple in color and has a clear plastic middle section. The words, “Shark” and “Rotator” are printed on the front of the Vacuum Cleaners and 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.

Models NV650W and NV652 are maroon. Model NV650W is sold directly to consumers by Euro-Pro and model NV652 is sold at retail stores. Models NV651 and NV660 are purple and are sold at retail stores.

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. 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.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional brands and/or designs and/or variations of the recalled products are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, the aluminum wand can disconnect from the Vacuum Cleaner’s handle and remain energized with electricity, posing a risk of electric shock. The firm has received 62 reports of incidents in which the aluminum wand disconnected from the Vacuum Cleaner’s handle. No injuries have been reported.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession a recalled Vacuum Cleaner, please do not use it. Instead, kindly contact Euro-Pro to receive a free replacement wand.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Euro-Pro at 1-877-593-5140, 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Saturday and 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time on Sunday.

Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.sharkrecall.com and click on the “Recall” link. You can also visit http://www.sharkclean.com or http://www.europro.com for more information.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 15-120
HCSC ID number: RA-53013
Recalls Direct RIN: 5285-2015
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