Posted this earlier over at Apartment Therapy LA, but thought it would be worth repeating over here at Unplggd. Some of you may remember our hands-on review of the Electrolux Ergorapido 2-in-1 Sweeper. We honestly use the thing nearly each and every day in our apartment for quick cat fur, litter and dust duty in our apartment. No issues at all with it, besides having to clean it out regularly because of the good job it does sucking in unwanted matter. But this morning we were notified by our contacts over at Electrolux about the specific model we're using is being recalled due to a design issue that may put users at risk. They are aware quite a few AT readers who own one might want to know about the free replacement/recall program...
Here's the info directly from our contact:
Hazard: The vacuum's battery can expand and burst, posing a risk of injury to the user and bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Electrolux has received 34 reports of incidents in the U.S. involving damage to the vacuum and surrounding property. There have been two reports of minor injuries, including swollen hands and irritation to the eyes from contact with battery powder.
Description: This recall involves 2-in-1 cordless stick vacuums with a detachable hand vacuum and free-standing charger. Units involved in the recall have 9.6-volts printed on a serial plate on the underside of the handheld unit, and the following serial numbers: 0740000001 through 085100001 and 74000001 through 85100001.
- EL1000A –Pronto
- EL1000BX – Pronto
- EL1000BZ – Pronto
- PE1000B – Precision
- EL1005A – Ergorapido
- EL1006A - Ergorapido
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Electrolux for a free replacement of the handheld portion which contains the batteries.
For additional information, contact Electrolux Home Care Products at (800) 932-1778 between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website for more information.
We're sending our own hand vac portion for a replacement immediately, and we recommend if you're an owner to follow suit.