Shop-Vac Corp. Accused Of Inflating Vacuum Strength

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- Heavy-duty vacuum manufacturer Shop-Vac Corp. is overstating the strength and performance of its products, according to a putative class action filed Friday in New Jersey federal court.

Missouri resident Andrew Harbut in December purchased a 16-gallon wet/dry vacuum with an advertised 5.75 peak horsepower, but the vacuum produces “materially less horsepower” than advertised, according to the complaint.

“Because these machines are designed to lift materials heavier than that of a conventional household vacuum, the power of the machine is typically its most important characteristic to consumers,”...
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