Hoover Vacuum Recall: Can Short-Circuit, Catch Fire

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Hoover Inc.

recalled about 142,000 Hoover WindTunnel Canister Vacuums after 69 reports of them overheating or shorting, even when turned off, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

So far one consumer suffered a blister and incidents include a fire and two reports of carpet damage, the CPSC said. The power cord between the power nozzle and the vacuum's wand connector can short-circuit and possibly catch fire or give off an electric shock to consumers. The short can still happen if the vacuum is turned off but still plugged in.