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STIHL Recalls Pressure Washers Due to Injury Hazard

  • Recalled STIHL RE 90 Pressure Washer with Spray Wand
  • STIHL RE 90 Spray Wand
  • STIHL RE 90 Spray Gun, Wand and Nozzle (unassembled)
  • STIHL RE 90 Spray Gun, Wand and Nozzle (assembled)
  • Recalled spray wand (left images; round pins and no notch) and replacement wand (right images; square pins and notch)
Name of Product:
STIHL RE 90 Pressure Washers
Hazard:

The pressure washer nozzle can disconnect from the spray wand when under pressure during use, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
January 23, 2020
Units:
About 16,400
Consumer Contact

STIHL Inc. toll-free at 844-978-1291 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on “Information” and then “Product Recalls” and then “RE-90-wand-service-action” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the spray wand supplied with STIHL RE 90 Pressure Washers, part number 4951-012-4504.  The pressure washer is gray and orange with “STIHL RE 90” printed on the front.  The recalled spray wand measures 15 inches long and attaches to the spray gun.  Interchangeable nozzles connect to the spray wand.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure washers and contact STIHL Inc. or an authorized STIHL servicing dealer to receive a free replacement spray wand.  

Incidents/Injuries:

STIHL Inc. has received seven reports of the nozzle detaching from the spray wand during use.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from May 2019 through October 2019 for about $180.

 

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

STIHL Incorporated., of Virginia Beach, Va.

Recall number:
20-057
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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.

About the U.S. CPSC
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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