Dyson Recalls Shocking Vacuum Cleaner
The latest news on the Dyson saga is that the company has recalled its DC05 Motorhead vacuum cleaner in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. There have been a handful of reported cases of electric shocks and fires, so consumers should be aware of the risks. If you have one of the recalled machines, stop using it right away. However, if you do not have access to a replacement machine, you can call up Dyson and ask for a refund.
On the other hand, the hose and handle of the DC05 Motorhead might not have the same effect. Some of the cords have broken open, or the handle has cracked, exposing live electrical connections. As with any electrical equipment, you should avoid touching the bare wires or plug. Also, keep in mind that static electricity can be a real hazard, especially when you use your machine in a wet or dry environment. To ward off the worst case scenario, a good idea would be to wrap copper wire around the hose.
One of the best ways to protect yourself from a bad vacuum is to always unplug the thing before you begin any maintenance or repairs. Another great tip is to make sure that the electrical outlets in your home are grounded. Whether your home has an older style outlet or a newer model, grounding it should be a priority.
Similarly, a good tip is to make sure that the wand on your vacuum cleaner is not plugged into the machine. A broken handle is not only a pain, it’s also a risk to the health of you and your family. It’s also a good idea to consider other possible hazards such as a loose hose or an overheated power cord.
For a more granular look, you can also contact your local retailer to find out if it is safe to use your machine. You can also contact the company directly to ask for a free replacement hose or cuff. In the UK, you can visit the company’s website, email them or call them on the phone. Those in Australia can contact Dyson Appliances (Aust) Pty Ltd. They will be happy to provide information about replacing or reinforcing your hose or cuff.
Lastly, it’s a good idea to get a humidifier for your home. This is because it adds moisture to the air, which helps to prevent electrical shocks. Keeping your house humid can help you avoid a number of ills, such as burns and skin irritations.
The latest news on the Dyson saga also includes a number of Shark brand vacuum cleaners, including the eponymous shark and the Rotator Powered Lift-Away series. These products were sold through Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, Harvey’s, Master’s, Big W, Target, TV Shop and a number of other outlets.
While there’s no hard evidence that any of the products has been responsible for any incidents, the company has taken measures to address the issue and will offer a full refund to those who have purchased one of the faulty models.