Four models of Shark vacuum cleaners are being recalled due to a shock hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Wednesday.
The CPSC said the aluminum wand can disconnect from the vacuum's handle, posing a risk of electric shock. More than 62 reports have been received about the wand disconnecting from the vacuum, but no injuries have been reported.
The recall involves four models of Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away upright vacuum cleaners, either maroon or purple, with a clear plastic middle section. "Shark" and "Rotator" are printed on the front of the vacuum cleaners. They are about 45 inches tall by 12 inches wide.
Recalled model numbers include NV650W, NV651, NV652 and NV660. The model number is printed on a silver sticker on the upper right corner on the back of the vacuum, the CPSC said. More descriptive information and photos are available at the CPSC's website.
About 142,000 vacuums in the United States and about 650 in Canada are included in the recall.
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled models and contact Euro-Pro for a free replacement wand.
You can call Euro-Pro at 877-593-5140 between 7 and 11 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, or between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sundays, or go to www.sharkrecall.com, or click "Recall" at www.sharkclean.com or www.europro.com.