Recall: Royal Appliance Recall of Sweeper Vac™

Originally issued January 4, 2005, Revised October 31, 2005

Release # 05-078
Firm's Contact Number: (800) 321-1134
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Royal Appliance Announce Recall of Sweeper Vac™

Note: Telephone Number Change.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Dirt Devil® Sweeper Vac™

Units: About 20,000

Manufacturer: Royal Appliance, of Glenwillow, Ohio.

Hazard: The vacuum's rotor can lock and overheat during use causing a smoke and fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Dirt Devil® Sweeper Vac™ is a battery operated upright vacuum cleaner with "Dirt Devil®" and "Sweeper Vac™" printed on the front. The recall involves vacuum cleaners with the Model Number M083000 with the Plant Code J. The Model Number and Plant Code are printed on a silver plate located on the back of the product. Only vacuum cleaners manufactured in Plant Code J are included in this recall.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide from November 2003 through November 2004 for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Dirt Devil® to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: Call Dirt Devil® toll-free at (800) 321-1134 anytime or visit Dirt Devil's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Sweeper Vac

Picture of Recalled Sweeper Vac