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Recall of the Week: Dirt Devil hand vac turbo tool accessory due to laceration hazard

Accessory-tool_800Royal Appliance is recalling about 22,000 Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac Turbo Tool Accessories in the United States and about 2,500 in Canada

The interior fan of the Turbo Tool accessory can break and eject from the tool housing, posing a laceration hazard to the user or bystanders, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Royal Appliance received six reports of the Turbo Tool accessory breaking. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled Dirt Devil Turbo Tool attachment was sold as a vacuum accessory with the corded Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac.

The accessory tool is a plastic, clear yellowish green attachment with a black turbine fan and black brush roll with white bristles. “Royal,” model number “08225” and a five-digit manufacture date code ending in 12A U, 13A U, 13B U or 14B U are printed on a label on the bottom of the hand vacuum. The Turbo Tool measures about 5-3/4 inches long by 4-1/2 inches wide.

Consumers can continue to use the Dirt Devil hand vacuum without the turbo tool accessory attachment.

The accessory tool was sold Home improvement stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and other online retailers from January 2012 through February 2015. The price was about $30 for the hand vac including the accessory tool.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Turbo Tool accessory and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free replacement tool accessory, the company and commission advise.

For more information, call Royal Appliance 888-393-2063 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.dirtdevil.com and click on the “Recall Information” link at the bottom of the page.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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