|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 925-6244
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Wagner Paint Sprayers
Units: About 35,000
Importer: Wagner Spray Tech Corp., of Plymouth, Minn.
Hazard: The on-off switch can be dislodged from the casing, resulting in exposure of electrical connections. This can pose an electrical shock hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reported incidents or injuries.
Description: This recall includes the Wagner Control Spray Plus Model 0414248. This model number can be found on a white label located on the side of the motor housing. The following date codes are affected by this recall and can be found stamped on the bottom of the motor housing near the air hose connection:
|Model Number||Manufactured Date Code|
|Control Spray Plus||0414248||Y182R thru Y365R|
|Z001R thru Z366R|
|A001R thru A021R|
Sold by: Major chain home centers and hardware stores nationwide from August 2007 through April 2009 for about $99.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the sprayers, and contact Wagner for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Wagner toll-free at (888) 925-6244 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.wagnerspraytech.com
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