Beware the vacuums! A South Korean woman is happy to be out of the clutches of her robot vacuum, after it decided to attack her while she was sleeping.
Here’s apparently what happened: The woman set the robot vacuum to sweep the floor and then decided to take a nap on the floor. As the vacuum was doing its job, it came upon the woman’s hair and, thinking it was something to be vacuumed, started trying to suck it up. Understandably, the woman woke up and found that she was unable to free herself from the grasp of the robot vacuum and had to call for help. She called the fire department, and it took them around 30 minutes to free her hair from the vacuum. (And yes, they acknowledge that her call was most definitely a “weird” one for the department). It’s not known whether they had to cut off some of her hair or if they were just able to untangle it from the machine, but either way I think the event most definitely qualifies as a bad hair day.
I’ve not found the make/model of the robot vacuum as of this writing, but it’s most definitely not made by iRobot, as they released this statement following the ordeal:
The robotic vacuum cleaner that got tangled in the hair of a woman from Changwon, South Korea is not an iRobot product. The safety of our customers is paramount for iRobot, and all of the company’s products undergo strict development processes and testing before going to market. This includes safety mechanisms in Roomba that deactivate its cleaning system when it is not placed on the ground.
Be sure to always keep one eye on your vacuum cleaner – especially if it’s a robotic one.
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