Royal Appliance is recalling 149,000 Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuums in the United States, and an additional 9,700 units in Canada. The vacuum’s electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged, posing an electrical shock hazard. Royal Appliance has received 14 reports of the detached prong remaining in an electrical outlet, but no injuries have been reported.
The recalled vacuums were sold from February 2014 through November 2015 for between $45 and $70 by these retailers: ABC Warehouse, Boardman Furniture, Fred’s, Walmart stores nationwide, Dirt Devil via telephone and online at www.dirtdevil.com, www.ebay.com and www.walmart.com. The vacuums have black, gray and clear housing with red and purple trim. “Total Pet” is printed beneath the Dirt Devil logo in the center of the vacuum. See the CPSC notice for model numbers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Dirt Devil for instructions on receiving a free replacement vacuum.