Recall: Homelite, Powercare, EZ Clean Surface Cleaner Attachments for Pressure Washers
On 2011-07-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Homelite, Powercare, EZ Clean Surface Cleaner Attachments for Pressure Washers due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2010 for about $70 to $450.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Homelite pressure washer recall. Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Pressure Washers category in 2011.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 867-9624
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What is the problem?
The surface cleaner attachment's nozzle and spray bar can break and detach, striking and/or breaking the unit's plastic housing. The broken nozzle, spray bar and/or plastic housing can strike consumers, posing a laceration hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves drum-shaped surface cleaner attachments for pressure washers. The pressure washer attachments were sold in orange or red colors and have hexagonal brass-colored nozzles inside a 15-inch plastic drum holding the spray bar. They were sold with Homelite pressure washer models HL80833 and HL80835. They were sold separately as Powercare model AP31022A and EZ Clean model AEZ231022.
These items were also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1373
Information on where these items sold new+: Home Depot stores nationwide from February 2010 through June 2011 for about $70 when sold as an attachment and about $450 when sold with a pressure washer.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surface cleaner attachments, and contact Homelite to receive a free replacement surface cleaner attachment.
For additional information, contact Homelite toll-free at (800)867-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.homelite.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received nine reports of incidents involving the recalled surface cleaner attachments, including one laceration injury and three reports of minor property damage.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.