Oreck Discover Upright Vacuums are being recalled because the vacuum’s electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in an electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged which poses an electrical shock hazard to consumers.
The firm has received 41 reports of a prong detaching from its plug. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves models UK30500 and UK30500PC of the Oreck Discover Upright Vacuum. Impacted vacuums also have serial numbers that begin with AJ2226, AJ2227, AJ2228, AJ2229, AJ2230, AJ2231, and AJ2232. The model and serial number are printed on a silver data label on the bottom of the vacuum. The vacuum is silver and black with “Oreck” and “Discover” printed on the front.
The vacuums were sold at independent Oreck dealers nationwide and online at www.acmetools.com, www.amazon.com, www.homedepot.com, and www.oreck.com from September 2022 through September 2023 for about $600.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Oreck or their local Oreck dealer for instructions on how to obtain a free repair. To locate the nearest authorized dealer, go to “Find Your Local Store” at www.oreck.com.