Emerson Tool Company Recalls RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums Due to Shock Hazard

Emerson Tool Company has issued a recall for RIDGID® NXT HD06000 and HD09000 wet/dry vacuums, sold exclusively at Home Depot, as the on/off switch can become dislodged and expose energized wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

This recall involves RIDGID NXT wet/dry vacuums, models HD06000 (6-gallon) and HD09000 (9-gallon). The orange and black wet/dry vacuum has four swivel casters, a carrying handle, a hose and accessories. RIDGID is printed on the front of the vacuum. The model number can be found on a silver product identification label on the back of the vacuum’s powerhead assembly.

About 208,000 (in addition, about 2,600 were sold in Canada) units were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2018 through July 2018 for about $50 for the 6-gallon wet/dry vacuum and for about $60 for the 9-gallon wet/dry vacuum.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wet/dry vacuum and contact Emerson Tool Company for a free replacement wet/dry vacuum powerhead assembly.

 

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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