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Emerson Tool Company recalls RIDGID wet/dry vacuums

The on/off switch can become dislodged and expose energized wiring

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Emerson Tool Company of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 210,000 wet/dry vacuums sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The on/off switch can become dislodged and expose energized wiring, posing a shock hazard.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves RIDGID NXT wet/dry vacuums, models HD06000 (6-gallon) and HD09000 (9-gallon).

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.

The vacuums, manufactured in Mexico, were sold at The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at from March 2018, through July 2018, for about $50 for the 6-gallon wet/dry vacuum and for about $60 for the 9-gallon wet/dry vacuum.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wet/dry vacuum and contact Emerson Tool Company for a free replacement wet/dry vacuum powerhead assembly.

Consumers may contact Emerson Tool Company toll-free at (888) 847-8718 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) or online at and click on “Safety Notices” at the bottom of the page. ​​​

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