BISSELL Recall to Repair Upright Carpet Cleaners
February 11, 2005
BISSELL Announces Recall to Repair Upright Carpet Cleaners
Name of product: BISSELL upright carpet deep cleaners (model numbers
Units: About 750,000
Manufacturer: BISSELL Homecare Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hazard: The carpet cleaner’s metal upper handle can pose an electric
shock hazard to consumers.
Description: The recalled upright carpet deep cleaners have an open
handgrip, a partially metal handle and come in a variety of colors. The
word “BISSELL” is printed on the front of the unit. The recalled carpet
cleaners have date codes beginning with 01, 02, 03 or 04 and include the
PowerLifter® Plus (model number 1620)
The date codes and model numbers are printed on a label on the bottom of
the unit. Cleaners with the model number and date codes listed above
that are marked “Inspected” on or near the label are not included in the
PowerSteamer® ClearView® (model numbers 1692, 1692-1, 1692-R)
Power Steamer® (model numbers 1685, 1693, 1693-R, 1693-W, 1694, 1694-1, 1694-R)
Power Lifter® (model number 1694-3)
Rubbermaid X-tra-Lift (model 9E00)
Sold at: Major discount, appliance and department stores nationwide from
January 2001 through December 2004 for between $100 and $145.
Manufactured in: United States and Mexico.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the carpet cleaners immediately and
contact BISSELL for the location of the nearest service center to
receive a free inspection and if necessary, repair.
Consumer Contact: Call BISSELL toll-free at (866) 860-2392 between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the BISSELL Web site