Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Homelite recalls about 41,200 pressure washer attachments due to laceration hazard

Homelite today announced the recall of about 41,200 pressure washer surface cleaner attachments due to a laceration hazard. The recalled products were sold exclusively at Home Depot between February 2010 and June 2011.

The recall includes 40,000 attachments sold in the U.S. and 1,200 sold in Canada, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.

Homelite said the surface cleaner attachment’s nozzle and spray bar can break and detach, striking and/or breaking the unit’s plastic housing. The broken parts can strike consumers, causing a laceration hazard.

The company said it has received one laceration injury report and three reports of minor property damage.
The recall includes the following products:
  • Orange and red drum-shaped surface cleaner attachments sold with Homelite pressure washer models HL80833 and HL80835.
  • Orange and red drum-shaped surface cleaner attachments sold separately as Powercare model AP31022A and EZ Clean model AEZ231022.

Consumers should contact Homelite for a free replacement by calling toll-free at (800)-967-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visiting the firm’s site.