Royal Appliance has recalled the Dirt Devil Pet vacuum as the electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged. The detached prong can pose an electrical shock hazard if it remains connected with the electrical outlet.
The recall includes three models of the Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuums, model UD70210, UD70210CA, and UD70210RM. The model number and manufacture date code are printed on a silver label on the back side of the vacuum. The vacuums are identical with black, gray and clear housing with red and purple trim. “Total Pet” is printed underneath the Dirt Devil logo in the center of the vacuum. Only vacuums with the first three digits of the four digit manufacture date code that begin with B14 through I15 are included in the recall.
Approximately 149,000 of the Dirt Devil Pet vacuums were sold in the United States. There have been 14 reports of a detached prong that remained in an electrical outlet.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Dirt Devil for instructions on receiving a free replacement vacuum.