On May 27, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Hoover Inc. announced a safety recall of approximately 108,000 Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners, after the power cords on the vacuums were found to come loose easily and pose a fire and shock hazard to consumers. Hoover has received three reports of minor burns to consumers' hands and to carpeting and furniture after the vacuum power cords pulled loose from the cord rewind assembly on the vacuums.
The recall affects all Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Bagless Upright vacuums with the Cord Rewind Feature and the following model numbers:
- UH 70120
- UH 70200
- UH 70205
- UH 70210
Only vacuums with the above model numbers and manufacturing codes ending with H09A, I09A, J09A, or K09A are included in the recall. The recalled vacuums were sold from August 2009 through May 2010 for under $160.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled vacuums immediately and contact Hoover at 888-891-2054 or online to schedule a free repair.