Multivac Wet and Dry

Product Type: 
Vacuum Cleaners
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Serial number(s): 
All serial numbers
Recall Date: 
Wednesday, 23 January, 2002
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Contact Details: 
Not currently available
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Please note that there is currently only limited information for this safety notice.

A problem concerning the Flymo Multivac Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner (purchased since 01 January 1984 and the safety notice date). The problem concerns a mistake found in the internal wiring. The cleaner itself is not hazardous since it is 'double insulated'. However, there could be a danger if it is used in conjunction with a socket with a metal plate, i.e. those found in garages or sheds.

Flymo have placed warning advertisements in the national press, advising purchasers not to use the cleaner and to return a coupon so that a replacement cleaner can be sent to them. Flymo are contacting customers directly via guarantee cards.

(Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, Consumer Safety Unit)