Bissel Wet Dry Vacuums Recalled Due to Fire Risk

By Matis Glenn

Bissel vacuum (USCPSC)

Bissel is recalling three wet dry vacuums due to a risk of fire, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Bissel Cordless Multi- Surface Wet Dry Vacuums with the model numbers 2551, 2551W and 25519 are being recalled after the USCPSC received 66 complaints of the vacuums smoking and emitting a burning odor; five fires were reported too, one of which resulted in a burn injury and three of which caused minor property damage.

To check and see the model number of the vacuum, Bissel owners can locate a label visible when the clean water tank is removed from the unit.

The smoke and fires are connected to an overheating circuit board inside the battery pack of the vacuums.

Bissel has agreed to replace the battery packs free of charge. Customers can either receive a replacement pack at an authorized Bissel service center, or call the company to schedule a free in-home service call.

The units, which include 61,000 models, were sold from January 2019 until November 2022.

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