About 20,000 Dirt Devil Sweeper Vacs being recalled because of fire risk

Tuesday, January 4th 2005, 2:12 pm
By: News On 6

CLEVELAND (AP) _ The maker of the Dirt Devil is recalling about 20,000 Sweeper Vac battery-powered upright vacuums because they can overheat and start a fire.

No injuries have been reported, Royal Appliance Mfg. Co. said Tuesday.

The recalled vacuums were made in China and have ``Dirt Devil'' and ``Sweeper Vac'' printed on the front and model number M083000 and plant Code J printed on a silver plate on the back. They were sold from November 2003 through November 2004 for $30 to $40.

Royal Appliance, based in Glenwillow, said customers should stop using the product and contact Dirt Devil for a free replacement.

The Dirt Devil recall hot line is 800-805-9536.