In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co. has recalled the Turbo Tool accessory from the Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac.
According to the CPSC, the interior fan of the Dirt Devil Turbo Tool accessory can break and eject from the tool housing. This poses a laceration hazard to the user or bystanders.
To date, there has not been any injuries reported, however Royal Appliance has received six reports of the Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Tool accessory breaking.
The recalled attachment was sold as a vacuum accessory with the corded Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac. The accessory tool is a plastic, clear yellow/green attachment with a black turbine fan and black brush roll with white bristles.
Consumers can look for the “Royal,” model number 08225 and a five-digit manufacture date code ending in 12A U, 13A U, 13B U or 14B U, printed on a label on the bottom of the hand vacuum.
There were approximately 22,000 of the hand vacs with the Turbo Tool sold in the U.S., at home improvement stores and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from January 2012 through February 2015. They sold for about $30.
The CPSC stated that consumers should immediately stop using the Turbo Tool accessory and should contact Royal Appliance for instructions on receiving a free replacement tool accessory. However, it also said that consumers can still use the Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac without the accessory.