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Aldi vacuum cleaner recalled over fears it could burst into flames

A vacuum cleaner sold at Aldi stores across the country has been urgently recalled over fears they could catch on fire.The Easy Home Multicyclonic Vacuum Cleaner was sold at Aldi in the ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia from February 5 to March 3 2020 and September 5 to December…

A vacuum cleaner sold at Aldi stores across the country has been urgently recalled over fears they could catch on fire.

The Easy Home Multicyclonic Vacuum Cleaner was sold at Aldi in the ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia from February 5 to March 3 2020 and September 5 to December 9.

According to the recall notice, the vacuum’s motor “may overheat when the dust filter is blocked, which can result in a fire.”

Product Safety Australia said in a statement said consumers should return the product to any Aldi store for a full refund.

“If a fire occurs, there is a risk of damage to property, serious injury to the user and other household occupants,” the statement read.

The defective stock can be identified by BVC-KPA24 / 700175 or VCK24 / 702119 printed on the rating label located on the underside of the appliance.

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