Bissell Recalls 142,000 Multi-Reach Hand and Floor Vacuum Cleaners Due to Fire Hazard




In a recent report by the US Public Interest Research Group education funds, it has been revealed that the number of product recalls has increased by 10% compared to the previous year. The report focuses on the ease of obtaining a refund for these recalled products. Shockingly, almost half of the 323 products recalled last year received an F grade, indicating a difficult or even impossible refund process. Only 9.6% received an AC grade, and 47.9% received an *** grade.

So, how can consumers protect themselves before making a purchase? Especially when it comes to items for children, it is crucial to check for recalls on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website at cpsc.gov/recalls. Additionally, it is important to check for any recalls before buying items from garage sales or online platforms. Keeping receipts for large-ticket items is also advised, as it can facilitate the return process.

In light of the increasing number of recalls, it is essential for consumers to stay informed and take the necessary precautions. By being proactive and vigilant, individuals can ensure their safety and financial well-being.

In the latest recall news, Bissell has announced a recall of approximately 142,000 multi-reach hand and floor vacuum cleaners due to a fire hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that the vacuum’s battery pack has the potential to overheat and smoke. Disturbingly, there have been 17 reports of the vacuums smoking, with six cases resulting in the battery pack catching fire. This has led to two minor burn injuries and minor property damage in three incidents.

These vacuum cleaners were sold in various colors at popular retailers such as Lowe’s, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and online platforms including Amazon and HSN. They were available for purchase from August 2016 through December 2022, with prices ranging from $110 to $270.

To ensure the safety of consumers, Bissell is urging owners of the affected vacuum cleaners not to dispose of the recalled battery in the trash. Instead, they should contact Bissell for instructions on how to deplete the charge on the battery and receive a free replacement.

It is crucial for consumers to pay attention to product recalls and take appropriate action to protect themselves and their households. By staying informed and following the instructions provided by manufacturers, individuals can mitigate risks and maintain their well-being.