Hoover Recalls Upright Vacuums
Hoover (part of Maytag Corp.) and The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled approximately 636,000 US-manufactured Hoover Self-Propelled Upright Vacuum Cleaners. According to the CPSC, the recalled vacuums, originally sold for prices between $259 and $279, have defective power switches that may overheat, melt their handles and cause a fire. Maytag has received 249 reports of vacuums overheating. One minor burn injury requiring no medical attention has also been reported.
This recall specifically applies to Hoover Self-Propelled Upright Vacuum Cleaners manufactured between May 1998 through July 2000. Consumers should not return their vacuum cleaners to retailers but should stop using the vacuums immediately and contact Maytag to obtain the name and address of the nearest Hoover repair center to schedule a free repair.