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Dirt Devil hand vac tool recalled

Dirt Devil recalls hand vac turbo tool accessory due to laceration hazard.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Dirt Devil® Scorpion® Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac Turbo Tool Accessory

Hazard: The interior fan of the Turbo Tool accessory can break and eject from the tool housing, posing a laceration hazard to the user or bystanders.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the Turbo Tool accessory and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free replacement tool accessory.

Consumer Contact: Royal Appliance toll-free at (888) 393-2063 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.dirtdevil.com and click on the “Recall Information” link at the bottom of the page for more information. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Dirt-Devil-Recalls-Hand-Vac-Turbo-Tool-Accessory/

Recall Details

Units: About 22,000 in the United States and about 2,500 in Canada

Description: The recalled Dirt Devil Turbo Tool attachment was sold as a vacuum accessory with the corded Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac. The accessory tool is a plastic, clear yellowish green attachment with a black turbine fan and black brush roll with white bristles. “Royal,” model number “08225” and a five-digit manufacture date code ending in 12A U, 13A U, 13B U or 14B U are printed on a label on the bottom of the hand vacuum. The Turbo Tool measures about 5-3/4 inches long by 4-1/2 inches wide. Consumers can continue to use the Dirt Devil hand vacuum without the turbo tool accessory attachment.

Incidents/Injuries: Royal Appliance received six reports of the Turbo Tool accessory breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Home improvement stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com,Walmart.com and other online retailers from January 2012 through February 2015 for about $30 for the hand vac including the accessory tool.

Manufacturer: Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co., of Glenwillow, Ohio

Manufactured in: China