Homelite Recalls Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Attachments Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

The surface cleaner attachment's nozzle and spray bar can break and detach.

Recall date: July 21, 2011
Recall number: 11281
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  • Power Washer with surface cleaner attachment

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    Power Washer with surface cleaner attachment

  • Powercare 15-inch surface cleaner

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    Powercare 15-inch surface cleaner

  • EZ Clean 15-inch surface cleaner

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    EZ Clean 15-inch surface cleaner

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Homelite Surface Cleaner Attachments

Hazard:

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.

Consumer Contact:

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

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Recall Details

Units

About 40,000 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

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.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surface cleaner attachments, and contact Homelite to receive a free replacement surface cleaner attachment.

Sold exclusively at

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.

Manufacturer(s)

Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Manufactured in

China

  • Power Washer with surface cleaner attachment

  • Powercare 15-inch surface cleaner

  • EZ Clean 15-inch surface cleaner