Consumer product recall

Emerson Electric Canada Limited recalls RIDGID NXT 6 Gallon and 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaners

Starting date:
September 11, 2018
Posting date:
September 11, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Emerson Electric Canada Limited.

Affected products

RIDGID 6 Gallon and 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaners

Product description

This recall involves the RIDGID NXT 6 gallon (model HD06000) and 9 gallon (model HD09000) Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaners.

The orange and black wet/dry vacuum has four swivel casters, a carrying handle, a hose and accessories. RIDGID is printed on the front of the vacuum. The model number can be found on a silver product identification label on the back of the vacuum's powerhead assembly.

Hazard identified

The on/off switch can be dislodged or pulled out from the vacuum motor cover. Doing so while the vacuum is plugged in could expose the user to energised wiring connectors and pose a potential shock hazard.

As of August 21, 2018, the company has received no report of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 1,652 units of the 6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum HD06000 and approximately 969 units of the 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum HD0900 were sold in Canada.

Approximately 63,394 units of the 6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum HD06000 and approximately 43,437 units of the 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum HD0900 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold at Home Depot locations from April 2018 to June 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico



Emerson Electric Canada Limited

Richmond Hill




Emerson Tool and Appliance Company



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaners and contact the company for a free replacement Powerhead Assembly (the entire top part of the Wet/Dry Vacuum that attaches to the orange dust drum).

Consumers may get additional information online or by contacting the Company by telephone at 1-888-847-8718 Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.