Pool vacuum cleaners recalled because of burn hazard

Via CPSC

There have been 17 reports of the units overheating

Shenzhen Aiper Intelligent Co. is recalling about 22,000 Aiper Elite Pro GS100 cordless robotic pool vacuum cleaners. The company says that when the charging cord is plugged into the device without the adapter and/or directly into the charging port on the machine, the battery can overheat and short circuit, posing burn and fire hazards.

The firm has received 17 reports of the recalled pool vacuums overheating including one report of a minor burn to a consumer’s fingertip, which did not require medical treatment. No property damage has been reported.

This recall involves Aiper Elite Pro cordless robotic pool vacuum cleaners with model number GS100. The Elite Pro unit weighs 11.2 pounds and measures about 15.9 x 14.2 x 10 inches. 

The dark gray pool vacuum cleaners have the “Aiper” brand name printed on the top/front of the product. The model name and number are printed on the label attached on the bottom side of the pool vacuum.

The product was sold online at www.aiper.com, Amazon.com, www.cocktailpool.com, www.factorypure.com, www.myrobotdirect.com, www.wellbots.com and uspoolsite.com from January 2023 through May 2023 for between $600 and $800.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pool vacuums and contact Aiper to receive a free replacement of Aiper's Seagull Pro robotic pool cleaner. Aiper will provide a free return label for consumers to send the product back to Aiper. 

Within seven days of receiving the recalled Elite Pro, Aiper will ship the replacement product. Aiper is contacting all purchasers directly. 

Consumers may contact Aiper toll-free at 888-968-0666 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email at recall@aiper.com or online at https://aiper.com/elite-pro-recall/ or online at https://aiper.com and click on the “Elite Pro Recall” banner at the bottom of the page for more information.

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