Hoover Inc., of Glenwillow, Ohio has recalled its Hoover WindTunnel Canister Vacuums
About 142,000 units were sold from March 2003 to December 2008 for between $250 and $280.
The power cord between the power nozzle and the wand connector can short-circuit posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.
This condition can occur even if the vacuum has been turned off but left plugged in.
Hoover has received 69 reports of overheating or electrical malfunction, including one report of fire and smoke damage, and two reports of carpet damage.
There has been one report of a minor injury.
This recall involves the Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Canister Vacuum model S3755.
The vacuum is silver and black in color, and comes with a power nozzle. The model number can be found on a label on the bottom of the canister.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuum cleaners and contact Hoover for a free repair.
They can be reached toll-free at (888) 564-2066 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or you can visit the firm’s website at www.hoover.com/windtunnelcanisterrecall