Electrolux vacuum batteries may burst
- March 26, 2009 3:32 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Electrolux Home Care Products Inc. has recalled three versions of about 320,000 cordless stick vacuums because the batteries can expand and burst, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
The company has received 34 reports of incidents in the U.S. involving damage to the vacuum or property, including two reports of minor injuries involving swollen hands and irritation to the eyes from contact with battery powder.
The recall covers 2-in-1 Ergorapido, Pronto and Precision cordless stick vacuums with a detachable hand vacuum and free-standing charger. Units involved in the recall have 9.6-volts printed on a serial plate on the underside of the handheld unit, and the serial numbers: 074000001 through 085100001 and 74000001 through 85100001.
The Ergorapido versions are EL1005A and EL1006A, , Pronto EL1000A, EL1000B, EL1000BX and EL1000BZ and Precision PE1000B vacuums.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the vacuums and contact Electrolux for a free replacement of the part which holds the batteries.
Consumers can reach Electrolux at (800) 932-1778 between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday.
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