CPSC, RMM Corporation Announce Recall of BLACK CAT® Electric Pressure Washers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued November 15, 2004
Revised August 4, 2010
Release # 05-045
Tricam Recall Number: 800-867-6763
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Change in responding company, number of incidents

 

CPSC, RMM Corporation Announce Recall of BLACK CAT® Electric Pressure Washers

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: BLACK CAT® Electric Pressure Washer

Units: About 30,500

Manufacturer: Shanghai MeiHao Electric Co. Ltd., of Shanghai, China

U.S. Distributor: RMM Corporation, Eden Prairie, Minn. (since August 15, 2009, calls are being taken by Tricam Industries, Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minnesota)

Hazard: The electric motor in the pressure washer can overheat and melt the housing, possibly igniting nearby flammable materials or exposing live electrical parts.

Incidents/Injuries: RMM and CPSC are aware of fewer than 20 incidents of pressure washers overheating, including one report of damage to a wooden deck. Many of these incidents occurred when the pressure washer was left running and unattended. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled pressure washers have a black plastic housing and a BLACK CAT® logo on both sides of the unit. "MCM International," "Model TW1800" or "Model BC2200" appear on a silver label on the recalled units.

Sold at: Target and Menard's stores sold the recalled pressure washers between March 2002 and September 2002 for about $145.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled electric pressure washers immediately and contact Tricam to arrange for a refund or free replacement.

Consumer Contact: Call Tricam Industries at (800) 867-6763 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Electric Pressure Washer