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Bissell recalls more than 156,000 vacuum cleaners due to fire risk

Bissell Angled Left RecalledBissell is recalling 142,000 vacuum cleaners in the United States and 14,600 in Canada.

The battery pack of the Multi Reach Hand and Floor vacuum cleaners can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard.

Bissell has received 17 reports of the recalled vacuum cleaners smoking and emitting a burning odor. Six of the reports included the battery pack catching fire, three that caused minor property damage and two resulting in minor burn injuries.

The vacuum cleaners were sold at Lowe’s, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and other stores nationwide and online at,,, and other online sellers from August 2016 through December 2022. The price was between $110 and $270.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Bissell for instructions on how to deplete the charge on the battery and receive a free replacement vacuum, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Recalled lithium-ion batteries should be disposed of in accordance with any local and state laws and not in the trash.

The model numbers included in the recall are: 1985, 19851, 19859, 1985T, 2151, 21512, 21513, 21517, 21518, 21519, 2151A, 2151T, 2151W, and 2151V.

The vacuum cleaners were sold in a variety of colors.

For more information, call at 855-417-7001, email [email protected], or visit


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