Royal Appliance Recalls Sweeper Vac(TM)
Jan 5, 2005
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Royal Appliance (Glenwillow, OH, U.S.), in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has voluntarily recalled its Dirt Devil(R) Sweeper Vac(TM).

According to the company, the vaccum's rotor can lock and overheat during use causing a smoke and fire hazard. No injuries have been reported and consumers are advised to stop using the product immediately.

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.

An estimated 20,000 units were sold throughout the U.S. from November 2003 through November 2004.

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