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Shark Vacuum Cleaners Recalled For Shock Hazard

 Thursday, April 23, 2015


Commercials for Shark vacuum cleaners boast the devices’ plethora of uses: detaching the canister to clean at the top of bookshelves, easy swivel movements and powerful suction abilities. One thing the ads don’t discuss is the possibility that users could be shocked while using the device. For that reason, nearly 142,000 vacuums are being recalled.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday that it would recall four models of Shark upright vacuum cleaners which have an aluminum wand that can disconnect from the vacuum’s handle, posing a risk of electric shock.