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Briggs & Stratton Recalls Surface Cleaners Due to Injury Hazard

Name of Product:
3000 PSI pressure washer surface cleaners
Hazard:

The surface cleaner’s spray bar can break and detach from the central hub, causing broken pieces to strike consumers, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
April 20, 2018
Units:
About 201,000 (In addition, about 5,400 in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Briggs & Stratton toll-free at 877-370-7505 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Firday, or online at www.briggsandstratton.com and click on “Support” at the top of the page and then “Recalls” or www.BriggsSurfaceCleanerInfo.com for more information .

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves 3000 PSI Briggs & Stratton and Craftsman branded pressure washer surface cleaners. The recalled surface cleaners are black, red, or gray and have the Briggs & Stratton or Craftsman brand names printed on the top of the product. All recalled models have 3000 PSI molded into the top of the housing. Surface cleaners are designed to clean a variety of outdoor surfaces including concrete, asphalt and stone walkways. The cleaner connects to a pressure washer rated up to 3000 PSI.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surface cleaners and contact Briggs & Stratton for instructions to register online for a free replacement.

Incidents/Injuries:

Briggs & Stratton has received five reports of the surface cleaners spray bar detaching from the central hub, including one report of the spray bar striking an operator, resulting in a cut on the knee which required sutures to close.

Sold At

Briggs & Stratton dealers, Lowe’s and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide and online at www.Lowes.com from March 2010 through February 2018 for between $50 and $80.

Manufacturer(s):

Ningbo Tecomec Manufacturing Co., Ltd, of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, of Wauwatosa, Wisc.

Distributor(s):

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, of Wauwatosa, Wisc.

Recall number:
18-145
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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