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A question about the Shark brand
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Post# 458558   12/13/2022 at 21:56 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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Are shark vacuums made in the 2000s made by the same people that make the Sharks now? I know that Euro Pro changed its name to Shark Ninja but im genuinely curious as to whether or not the vacuums were made by the same manufacturing companies. I ask this because if you look at any Amazon review of a 2000 Euro Pro Shark, many of them were flawed and had faulty qualities. Sharks now (since the Navigators and Rotators) have mixed reviews, some being incredibly positive. What shifted? Also the fact of how elusive a Euro Pro labeled Shark is to come by now. Its been on my mind alot TBH.

Post# 458562 , Reply# 1   12/14/2022 at 06:28 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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The Euro Pro Shark Ninja company has had the same owners and management since Day One in the 1980’s: the Rosenzweig family from Montreal. They got their start importing lightweight compact European-style sewing machines for the Canadian market….to compete with heavier bulkier sewing machines. Hence the original name Euro Pro. You would often see Mark Rosenzweig in their infomercials. They moved the head office to Boston at some point - I think Newton Massachusetts.

It could be that their manufacturing factories in China changed over the years, and maybe they even have their own factories now which are completely owned by Shark Ninja. But in the early years, I am sure they just subcontracted manufacturing to some Chinese company.

Post# 458563 , Reply# 2   12/14/2022 at 07:16 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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Thank you for the information! Indeed Mark Rosen is still to this day doing almost rvery infomercial for the Shark vacuums. I remember the first one I saw of his was for the small cyclonic stick vac in the very VERY early 2000s. I figured it might've been different Chinese manufacturers though given the quality has definitely improved over time and not gone down. They're not my favorite brand but there are SOME out there now from them I do like.

Post# 458854 , Reply# 3   12/27/2022 at 12:19 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

The Euro-Pro era Sharks are elusive because they're mostly gone.

Post# 459069 , Reply# 4   1/1/2023 at 15:17 by Jo (Dallas,TX)        
Constantly changing

Same company but constantly evolving. They change and improve the machines and designs over time. This process does two things…it improves the product to keep people buying and helps their reputation and it also feeds the fact that people always want something new and better. So they are successful. They do offer limited replacement parts for some models on the web site.

They also listen to their customers suggestions for input on model changes. When the rocket stick vac first came out it didn’t have a dedicated hard floor brush. Instead just that weird dust mop like thing which many people didn’t like. I wrote in and requested the hard floor brush tool and sure enough in a year or so they had a model of the rocket that now included that tool.

I will say they are one of the top brands of plastic bagless vacs along with Dyson but for me they still have their quality downfalls. I bought that shark stick vac with the hard floor tool but two things on it have broken now, the collapsible filing wand at its knee or elbow joint and the dusting brush crevice tool attachment. The sliding dusting brush has cracked. Tempted to return the whole shebang to Costco if replacement parts aren’t available. I bought it for a quick stick vac to use between main house cleanings to replace a eureka quick up stick vac whose plastic handle broke and is no longer available. I liked the shark because it was convertible to a hand vac for my cars but even that has proven cumbersome to me.


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