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Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co. recalls Dirt Devil® Scorpion® Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac Turbo Tool Accessory

Starting date:
March 4, 2015
Posting date:
March 4, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-43909

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co.

Affected products

Dirt Devil® Scorpion® Turbo Quick Flip Turbo Tool Accessory

Product 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 15 centimetres (5-3/4 inches) long by 11.5 centimetres (4-1/2 inches) wide.

Hazard identified

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.

Royal Appliance has received six reports of the Turbo Tool accessory breaking in the United States and none in Canada. No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 2,488 of the recalled units were sold in Canada and about 22,000 of the units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2012 through November 2014 by various retailers.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co.
Glenwillow
Ohio
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers can contact Royal toll-free at 1-888-393-2063 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the Dirt Devil website and click on the “Recall Information” link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.