RECALLS #13: RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums recalled due to Shock Hazard

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I haven’t seen a woodworking recall for some time, but some of you might have this shop vac.

Emerson Tool Company Recalls RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

Recall Date: September 11, 2018
Recall Number: 18-220

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
RIDGID® NXT HD06000 and HD09000 wet/dry vacuums

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

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

Consumer 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 Notifications. ​​​

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Recall Details

About 208,000 (in addition, about 2,600 were sold in Canada)

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.

None reported

Sold Exclusively 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.

Emerson Tool Company, of St. Louis, Mo.

Manufactured In:

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

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