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Description: Oreck Mfg. Recall of Certain A/C Adaptors for its ZipVac Hand Held Rechargeable Vacuum Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 September 7, 2001 Alert #01-524 CPSC, Oreck Manufacturing Co. Announce the of Recall Certain A/C Adaptors for its ZipVac Hand Held Rechargeable Vacuum PRODUCT: AC Adaptor for certain ZipVac Rechargeable Hand Held Vacuums - Oreck Manufacturing Company, of Long Beach, Miss., is recalling A/C adaptors for approximately 10,000 ZipVac rechargeable vacuums. The recalled A/C adaptor is charger model U090010D that has two circular holes in it's A/C's adapter plug end. The vacuums were sold directly by Oreck or by QVC as a premium for the purchase of an Oreck upright vacuum cleaner. The vacuums with the recalled adaptor were sold from February 2001 to June 2001. PROBLEM: The charger can overheat and melt, presenting a burn or electric shock hazard to consumers. INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Oreck has received 22 reports of the charger overheating. No injuries have been reported. WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these rechargeable vacuums immediately and contact Oreck for information on receiving a replacement unit. For additional information contact Oreck at (800) -471-2942.between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., central time, Monday through Friday. Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall. [Source]

Recall Information

Recall Date09/07/2001
Recall ID1953
Recall Number01524
Product TypeAdapter/Power Supply/Charger/Battery
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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