Fingerhut Recalls Master Craft® Pressure Washers Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Master Craft® Pressure Washers
Units: About 1,900
Importer: Fingerhut Direct Marketing, of Eden Prairie, Minn.
Hazard: The motor on the pressure washer can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Fingerhut has received four reports of smoke coming from the unit, including one report of fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Master Craft® pressure washers with model number ABW-3100G. The model number is located on a label under the handle. The pressure washer has a yellow housing and the name, Master Craft® printed on the side.
Sold exclusively through: Fingerhut catalogs and Fingerhut.com from July 2007 through March 2008 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the pressure washers immediately, unplug them and return the pressure washer to Fingerhut for a refund or replacement product. A pre-paid shipping label will be provided to consumers. Fingerhut is directly contacting purchasers of the pressure washers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fingerhut Direct Marketing at (866) 931-5417 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.fingerhut.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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