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Hoover Inc., in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of select Hoover WindTunnel vacuum cleaners due to a defect involving the power cord, which poses a fire and shock hazard.

To this date, the company has received three reports of minor burns to furniture and carpet and one report of a minor burn to a consumer’s hand.

The recall involves more than 108,000 Hoover WindTunnel Series Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with the cord rewind feature. Below is a list of affected model numbers.

Model Numbers

Manufacturing code
ends with…

UH70110 UH70120
UH70200 UH70205

H09A I09A
J09A K09A

The recalled vacuums were sold at department stores, mass merchandisers and independent vacuum cleaners nationwide and online from August 2009 through May 2010.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled vacuums and to contact Hoover for a free repair.

Consumer Information: Call Hoover toll-free at (888) 891-2054, or visit their Web site at

Hoover has provided a video for those that may need assistance in identifying affected vacuums. Or you can view several photos on their Web site.

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