|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2005
Release # 05-081
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 854-3218
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, SHURflo Announce Recall to Repair Backpack Sprayers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: ProPack Rechargeable Electric Backpack Sprayers
Units: About 6,100
Manufacturer: SHURflo LLC, of Cypress, Calif.
Hazard: The power plug can corrode after extensive exposure to water and corrosive chemicals, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of power plug failures and one report of a minor fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled SHURflo ProPack Model SRS-540 rechargeable electric backpack sprayers have manufacture dates before September 2004. The model number and manufacture date are printed on a label affixed to the motor bracket, which can found by removing the battery pack. The sprayers have a clear or black hose, aluminum spray lance, and a white body. The words "SHURflo" and "Pro Pack" are printed on a label on the front of the unit.
Sold at: Pest control, turf care, sanitary maintenance and tool and equipment distributors nationwide from July 2003 through August 2004 for between $170 and $215.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the backpack sprayers immediately and contact SHURflo to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Call SHURflo at (800) 854-3218 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the SHURflo Web site at www.shurflo.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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