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1. WO2006008451 - APPAREIL ELECTROMENAGER

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CLAIMS

1. A domestic appliance comprising a component carried by a chassis and a catch operable to release the component from the chassis, wherein a portion of the catch on the component is moveable with respect to another portion of the catch on the chassis so as to inhibit release of the catch when the appliance is lifted.

2. An appliance as claimed in claim 1, wherein the portions of the catch comprise a lug and a slot arranged to engage each other when the appliance is lifted.

3. An appliance as claimed in claim 1 or 2, further comprising another lug and slot arranged to engage each other when the appliance is lifted.

4. An appliance as claimed in claim 2or 3, wherein the or each lug and slot are arranged to disengage from each other when the appliance is placed on a surface.

5. An appliance as claimed in any one of claims 2, 3 or 4, wherein the or each lug is provided on the component and the slot is provided on the chassis.

6. An appliance as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the catch comprises a pivotable member on one of the component and the chassis arranged to releasably engage in a lip on the other of the component and the chassis.

7. An appliance as claimed in claim 6, wherein the pivotable member includes a manually operable button for releasing the catch.

8. An appliance as claimed in claim 6 or 7, wherein the pivotable member releasably engages the lip against the force of resilient means.

9. An appliance as claimed in any preceding claim, further comprising a handle for carrying the appliance.

10. A domestic appliance, substantially as hereinbefore described, with reference to, or as illustrated in, the accompanying drawings.

11. A domestic appliance as claimed in claim 10 in the form of a vacuum cleaner.

12. An appliance as claimed in claim 11, in which the component comprises separating apparatus for separating dirt and dust from an airflow.

13. An appliance as claimed in claim 12, wherein the separating apparatus further comprises a chamber for collecting the dirt and dust.

14. An appliance as claimed in any one of claims 11 to 13, further comprising a handle for carrying the appliance when the separating apparatus is attached to the chassis and for carrying the separating apparatus when it is released from the chassis.

15. A cyclonic vacuum cleaner, substantially as hereinbefore described, with reference to, or as illustrated in, the accompanying drawings.