Weekly recalls include vacuums, hair dryers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Recalls this week include vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, and battery packs.

A popular vacuum has been recalled for a serious safety hazard.

More that 100,000 Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaners have been recalled this week by Euro-Pro. It has been reported that the aluminum wand can disconnect from the vacuum’s handle while still being energized with electricity — posing a risk of an electric shock.

The recall involved four models of Shark brand upright vacuum cleaners. The company says they have received 62 incident reports.

Consumers should stop using the product and contact Euro-Pro to receive a free replacement wand.

Plus — thousands of hair dryers have been recalled by AG Hair. The company said the products don’t have an immersion protection device, which guards against electrocution in the event that the dryers are immersed in water.

The recall involves Sweet Heat Handheld Hair Dryers. Consumers should stop using the product and contact the company for a full refund.

This week, Lenovo is expanding its previous recall of battery packs for ThinkPad notebook computers — due to a fire hazard. The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

About 150,000 products are being recalled in the United States.

The company says they have received four reports of battery packs overheating and damaging computers. According to the company, one consumer sustained burns.

Consumers should turn off their ThinkPad computers and remove the battery pack, then contact Lenovo for a free replacement battery.

Customers can continue to use their devices after the battery is removed by plugging the AC adapter and power cord.

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