Electrical Product Safety Recall
Brand Developers, the exclusive distributor of Shark products, is implementing this voluntary recall in conjunction with Euro-Pro, owner of the popular floor care brand Shark, and in consultation with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
The issue may result in premature cord failure in some vacuum cleaners near the strain relief and a risk of burn and electric shock.
Consumers are advised to unplug their vacuum cleaner at the wall and to not use it until it has been repaired.
All products subject to the voluntary recall will require a cord and plug replacement that will be installed free of charge through an authorised Shark Service Centre.
Does the recall effect my model?
ONLY THE FOLLOWING MODEL IS SUBJECT TO THIS VOLUNTARY RECALL
- Shark Rocket Ultra-Light (model number HV300NZ) that were manufactured from 16 January 2014 to 15 November 2014 and bear a production code in the range of 0314A through to 4614A
Shark Rocket Ultra-Light (model number HV300NZ) units manufactured on or after November 2014 are unaffected by this recall and do not require cord replacement.
You do not need your receipt to have your cleaner repaired.
To register your details - call our helpful customer service team on 0800 109 009 to receive a Return Kit free of charge. This will enable you to pack up the motor unit and drop it off at the nearest New Zealand Post Shop. Following a full cord replacement at an authorised Shark Service Centre, vacuum cleaner motor units will be returned by courier at no charge.
Once your vacuum cleaner has been repaired by the authorised Shark Service Centre, you can continue to use your repaired vacuum cleaner with confidence.
We appreciate your assistance in this voluntary recall and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The safety and satisfaction of our customers is an absolute priority for Brand Developers and the owner of the Shark brand, Euro-Pro.
How do I check my batch number?
IDENTIFYING YOUR MODEL AND PRODUCTION DATE CODE (THE BATCH NUMBER)
The voluntary recall applies to:
- Shark Rocket (model number HV300NZ) units manufactured prior to November 2014 (which bear a production code 0314A to 4614A inclusive)
- HV300NZ models with a batch number of 4714A or later are not affected.
Step One: Find the model number
The model number of the product is clearly marked on the top of the label (see diagram). Shark Rocket Ultra-Light vacuum cleaners needing repair have the model number HV300NZ.
Step Two: Find Batch Number of your HV300NZ
If you have an HV300NZ unit, you will need to identify if it is affected by checking Batch Number. The cleaners being recalled bear a production code in the range of 0314A through to 4614A.
If you need further assistance to identify the model number of your vacuum cleaner please contact the Shark Customer Service Team at 0800 109 009.
How to register for a repair
If you have a Shark HV300NZ unit with an affected batch number you need to register your details to receive a Return Kit free of charge - simply call our customer service team on
- 0800 109 009
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY RECALL?
To register your Shark Vacuum - please contact our customer service team on 0800 109 009.
HOW LONG WILL THE REPAIR TAKE?
The Shark Service Centre will make every effort to have your vacuum cleaner repaired within 5 business days from the time it arrives at the authorised Shark Service Centre. The centre will then return your vacuum cleaner motor unit to you via courier and you will be emailed a new tracking number for the package that has been sent to you.
At all stages of the repair process you will be able to check the whereabouts of your parcel via its tracking number.
HOW TO TRACK YOUR PACKAGE?
To track your packages, both to and from the authorised Shark Service Centre, go tohttps://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/tracking and enter the tracking number.
WHAT IS A RETURN KIT?
As detailed above you will need to register your details by calling the customer service team on 0800 109 009. For customers with an affected unit, a Return Kit will be sent to you free of charge so you can take the motor unit of your Shark Vacuum Cleaner to your nearest New Zealand Post Shop where it will be sent by courier to an authorised Shark Service Centre.
To locate your nearest New Zealand Post Shop click on the link https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/postshop-kiwibank-locator.
You can track your package by going to https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/tracking and entering the tracking number that will be emailed to you.
Following repair of the cord, your motor unit will be couriered back free of charge, and a new tracking number will be emailed to you.
HOW DO I DISCONNECT THE MOTOR UNIT FROM THE VACUUM CLEANER
CLICK HERE to watch a video on how to remove your motor unit. The motor unit should then be packed into the box provided.
ADVICE TO RETAILERS
If you have any queries on the voluntary recall of these products, please call the Shark Customer Service Team Retailer Number on 0800 111 141.
To view the consumer recall notice, please click here