April 4, 2000Shock Hazard Sparks
Recall of BISSELL® PowerClean and PureAir Vacuums
Grand Rapids, MI (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BISSELL® Homecare Inc. is recalling about
207,000 upright vacuum cleaners. The power cord insulation can tear where the cord
attaches to the vacuum, exposing bare wires. This poses a risk of shock and burns to
BISSELL is aware of 54 reports of the cords on
these vacuums tearing. There has been one report of a consumer suffering a burn injury on
The recall includes one model of the BISSELL
PowerCleanTM vacuum and three models of the BISSELL® PureAirTM vacuum cleaners.
The PowerCleanTM vacuum has model number 3540-1
and is black.
The PureAirTM vacuum has model number 3540-2 and
The PureAirTM Deluxe vacuum has model number 3541,
and is purple.
The PureAirTM Platinum vacuum has model number
3541-P, and is purple. The model number is located on a label on the back of the vacuum.
These vacuums have date codes from 98176000
through 99254999, located in the bottom right-hand corner of the label. The recalled
vacuums do not have a 3-inch plastic flex relief where the power cord enters the vacuum
Major discount, appliance and department stores
sold these vacuum cleaners nationwide from July 1998 through March 2000 for between $89
Consumers should stop using these vacuum cleaners
immediately, and contact BISSELL to arrange for a free repair through BISSELL's authorized
service network. Vacuums cannot be repaired by the retailers.
For the location of the nearest authorized service
center or for more information, contact BISSELL toll-free at (888) 445-6688 between 8 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers April 4,
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