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Hoover Vacuum Cleaners Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Maytag have announced a voluntary recall of about 636,000 Hoover Self-Propelled Upright Vacuum Cleaners.

They have told consumers to stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The recalled vacuums have defective on-off switches that can overheat the handle and toolholder areas of the vacuum, resulting in a fire hazard. Maytag has received 249 reports of vacuums overheating, which caused the handle area to smoke, melt or catch fire. One minor burn injury requiring no medical attention was reported.

Hoover Self-Propelled Upright Vacuum Cleaners are plastic, upright vacuums with the brand name “Hoover” and words “Self Propelled” printed on the front of the product. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the vacuum.

Only those Hoover Self-Propelled Upright Vacuum Cleaners manufactured between May 1998 and November 1999 are included in this recall. The recalled models include serial numbers 0598xxxxxxxx through 1199xxxxxxxx, with the first four digits of the serial number indicating the month and year of production (e.g., 0598xxxxxxxx is May 1998).

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