This product alert contains important information regarding quality complaints and retro-fitting for the 3M Field Service Vacuum and the 3M Retro-fit Kit. 3M Electronic and Interconnect Solutions Division Quality and Engineering personnel have investigated, confirmed, and corrected a potential problem (based on recent customer quality complaints) that affects the 3M Field Service Vacuum. A gasket inside the motor may release and fall across exposed terminal contacts for the on/off switch, leading to potential heat build-up, sparking, smoke emission, and fire within the unit. 3M has designed the Vacuum Retro-fit Kit to replace and firmly anchor the motor gasket, and to insulate the on/off terminal leads and the power plug inlet leads. Production changes addressing these issues have been implemented, so any 3M Field Service Vacuum manufactured since June 2002 will not need retrofitting.
The Retro-fit installation can be completed in the field, saving you lengthy down-time and the inconvenience of returning the vacuum.
The kit contains all the materials needed to retro-fit 3M Field Service Vacuums manufactured after 1989 and prior to May 23, 2002. Check the date of manufacture on your vacuum.
THE RETRO-FIT KIT IS AVAILABLE TO YOU AT NO CHARGE
To order, go to Vacuums and select, or call Toll-free 800-283-6447.