Electrolux Pronto, Ergorapido and Sanitiare Prescision Stick Vacuum Safety Recall

Electrolux Pronto Picture EL1000BWe just received notification from Electrolux of a safety recall for the popular Electrolux Pronto Stick Vacuum cleaner.  Electrolux recently discovered that a small number of Pronto models EL1000, EL1005, and EL1006, as well as the Ergorapido and PE1000 Precision Vacuum models are having problems with the rechargeable batteries leaking out of the vacuum cleaners. 

 Electrolux says “In a small number of recent reports, rechargeable battery cells indside the products have expanded and fractured the (vacuum) cleaner housing, sometimes expelling battery contents or projecting pieces from the unit.”

 Electrolux has isolated this problem to the Pronto, Ergorapido, and Precision units in the Red, Green, Gold, and Blue carrying the model numbers EL 1000A, EL 1000B, EL 1000BX, EL 1000BZ, EL 1005A, and PE 1000B that were manufactured between October 18, 2007 and December 21, 2008.  The vacuum with problems serial numbers are 074000001 through 085100001 and 74000001 through 85100001. 

 If you have purchased one of the affected vacuum cleaners, Electrolux is asking that you please unlpug the unit, and stop using it immediately, and call them to replace the defective parts at no cost to you. 

GoVacuum has not sold Electrolux vacuum cleaners since 2006, and have not sold any of the affected serial numbers, but we thought we should get this information out to help anyone that may have had this problem in getting this fixed.

You are asked to call Electrolux between 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT Monday-Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday & Sunday at 1-800-932-1778, or visit the special website Electrolux created for this problem at; http://www.stickvacrecall.com

 

Introducing the Haan FS-20 Floor Sanitizer Steam Mop Cleaner

As Spring continues to knock on our doors (and then quickly run away) in Virginia, we’ve been noticing an excess of dirt and grime being dragged through our doors into our warehouse. One huge benefit of working in a vacuum warehouse (and there are hundreds of benefits, believe me) is the access to an absurd amount of cleaning materials and equipment.

Luckily, we had just received a new shipment of the Haan FS-20 Steam Mops. Soon enough we had a bunch of the employees taking these awesome Haan Steam mops for a test-run around the warehouse. Never missing an opportunity to give our readers an insight into our company and products, I asked Chris to shoot a video of him using the Haan Floor Sanitizer.

Here’s the result of that film shoot:

Sufficiently impressed with the Haan’s FS-20′s performance, we even featured it in our GoVacuum Monthly Newsletter

Here’s a quick list of features that I gathered from using the mop myself:

Haan Model FS-20 Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer

-15 Steam Jets – less cleaning time and easier.
- Heats up in less than 3 minutes to 212 degrees
- Telescoping handle
- Microfiber pad – more absorbent and washable.
- 25 minutes of continuous steam
- No chemicals, just water.
- Short handle to tackle other surfaces (carpets, upholstery, etc).