BETHESDA, Md., (WUSA) -- Hoover has recalled 142,000 of it's WindTunnel Bagless Canister vacuums.
The power cord can short circuit and cause a fire and shock hazard to users, even if it has been turned off but left unplugged.
The model number, S3755, can be found at the bottom of the canister's label.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says you should stop using the appliance immediately and contact the Hoover company for a free repair.
You can call toll free at 888-564-2066 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm EST.
Or visit click on www.hoover.com/windtunnelcanisterrecall.