BISSELL Recalls Hand and Floor Vacuums Due to Fire Hazard

By Matis Glenn

BISSELL issued a recall last Thursday of around 142,0000 units of its Multi Reach Hand and Floor Vacuum Cleaners due to a fire hazard related to the device’s lithium-ion battery pack.

The manufacturer received 17 reports of the recalled vacuum cleaners smoking and emitting a burning odor. Six of the reports included the battery pack catching fire. Of those, two minor burn injuries were reported and three fires caused minor property damage.

The recall applies toBISSELL Multi Reach Hand and Floor Vacuum Cleaners models 1985, 19851 (also called Multi Auto), 19859, 1985T, 2151, 21512, 21513, 21517, 21518, 21519, 2151A, 2151T, 2151W, 2151V.

“Multi Reach” is printed on the hand vacuum portion of the product. The model numbers are printed on the product rating label located behind the dirt tank.

The vacuum cleaners were sold in a variety of colors, at Lowe’s, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, Best Buy and other stores nationwide and online ln Amazon, the company’s website, HSN, and others from August 2016 through December 2022.

The units sold for between $110 and $270.

Customers can contact BISSELL at 855-417-7001 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, to receive instructions on how to deactivate and dispose of the faulty battery pack, and receive a replacement vacuum.

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