Product Recall: ALDI Ferrex Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners


Product Recall: ALDI Ferrex Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners

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Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: ALDI Stores, a Prestons, New South Wales establishment and subsidiary of German food conglomerate ALDI Süd recalls certain batch/lots of Ferrex 1200 W 16 L Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners from the Australian marketplace due to suspected component overheating and consequential risks of electrical sparking, shock, burns, smoke inhalation and/or respiratory collapse, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

ACCC: https://bit.ly/3J9i1JC

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/aldi-stores-a-limited-partnership-%E2%80%94-ferrex-1200-w-16-l-wet-and-dry-vacuum-model-nts16

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners are subject to this recall:

  • Ferrex 1200 W 16 L Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners, sold with a model number of NTS16, a date code of 10/2022, a product code of 706650, an electrical approval number of
    GMA-510032-EA, a barcode number of 4088700197141 and a serial number within the range of 01001 to 14968

==> No item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners were known to be marketed, distributed and sold from ALDI Stores Australia in the Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia as well as Australian Capital Territory (“ACT”), although it is always possible these home products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional images of the recalled Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners can be found on the Web site above.

Logo - Australian Competition & Consumer Commission ("ACCC")According to the ACCC, ALDI Stores has recalled certain batch/lots of Ferrex 1200 W 16 L Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners from the Australian marketplace due to suspected component overheating and consequential risks of electrical sparking, shock, burns, smoke inhalation and/or respiratory collapse to people who utilize the product in a reasonable manner expected with its intended design and anticipated use.

This recall was initiated after ALDI Stores became aware of a risk that the Vacuum Cleaners could cause a fire. If this defect occurs, it could result in serious injury to the operator and/or other household occupants as well as damage to property.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Ferrex 1200 W 16 L Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaners, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 0-0-0, your closest hospital or emergency centre equipped to properly treat electrical shock, burns, smoke inhalation and/or respiratory collapse.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall notification, please contact ALDI Recall Helpline on 13 25 34 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Australian Eastern Standard Time (“AEST”), Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at https://www.aldi.com.au/en/about-aldi/product-recalls/.

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More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2022/19666
Recalls Direct RIN: 16701-2023
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