Recall Date: September 11, 2018
Recall Number: 18-220
Name of Product: RIDGID® NXT HD06000 and HD09000 wet/dry vacuums
Hazard: The on/off switch can become dislodged and expose energized wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wet/dry vacuum and contact Emerson Tool Company for a free replacement wet/dry vacuum powerhead assembly.
Consumer Contact: If you have an affected product and would like to register for this recall, please follow the directions at the bottom of this page. If you need assistance, please contact a representative at 1-888-847-8718 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday.
Units: About 208,000 (in addition, about 2,600 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves RIDGID NXT wet/dry vacuums, models HD06000 (6-gallon) and HD09000 (9-gallon). The orange and black wet/dry vacuum has four swivel casters, a carrying handle, a hose and accessories. RIDGID is printed on the front of the vacuum. The model number can be found on a silver product identification label on the back of the vacuum’s powerhead assembly.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold Exclusively at: The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2018 through July 2018 for about $50 for the 6-gallon wet/dry vacuum and for about $60 for the 9-gallon wet/dry vacuum.
Manufacturer: Emerson Tool Company, of St. Louis, Mo.
Manufactured In: Mexico
In Conjunction With: Health Canada
Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67600r-eng.php.
RIDGID® HD06000 Model
6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac
RIDGID® HD09000 Model
9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac