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Shark recalls vacuum cleaners due to shocking hazard

By Burg Simpson

vacuum recalls

April 29, 2015   Blog, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of nearly 142,000 vacuums manufactured by Shark. The product's aluminum wand has the potential to shock the user if it disconnects from the cleaner's handle. It may remain energized by the device and pose a danger to individuals using the vacuum. 

The company included four different models of its Rotator Powered Lift-Away series upright cleaners. These devices come in both maroon and purple colors. The middle section of the product is clear. 

The model numbers of the vacuums included in the recall are NV65OW, NV652, NV651 and NV66O. Additionally, recalled products include those with date codes that start between 14 and 48. 

Consumers purchased this product in retail stores, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowes, Target and Kohls. Additionally these vacuums were available online and through television infomercials between August 2014 and March 2015.

Mayo Clinic noted electric shock may lead to burns, cardiac arrest, internal damage, visible tissue damage and in some cases death. 

The company was notified of 62 different reports of the aluminum wand disconnecting from the vacuum cleaner's handle. No injuries or adverse incidents have been reported. 

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