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Important Safety Information

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recall Date: September 11, 2018

Recall Number: 18-220

Emerson Tool Company Recalls RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

Recall Summary

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.

Remedy: Replace

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.

Recall Details

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 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:


RIDGID® HD06000 Model
6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

RIDGID® HD09000 Model
9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

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