CPSC Announces Recall of Homelite Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Attachments

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on August 19, 2011

In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, Homelite Consumer Products Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 40,000 surface cleaner attachments in the U.S. and 1,200 in Canada due to a laceration hazard. The attachments were sold exclusively at Home Depot and were manufactured in China.

The nozzle and spray bar of the surface cleaner attachment can break and detach, striking and/or breaking the plastic housing of the unit. The broken plastic housing, spray bar, and/or nozzle can strike consumers and poses a laceration hazard. There were nine incident reports involving the recalled attachments, including three reports of property damage and one report of laceration.

The affected products are drum-shaped surface cleaner attachments for pressure washers and have hexagonal brass-colored nozzles within a 15-inch plastic drum holding the spray bar. They were sold in orange or red colors with Homelite pressure washer models HL80835 and HL80833 and sold separately as EZ Clean model AEZ231022 and Powercare model AP31022A.

Consumers who own the recalled surface cleaner attachments are advised by the CPSC to stop using them immediately and contact Homelite for a replacement at no-cost.

Consumer product manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their products. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for any harm caused. The experienced product liability attorneys in New Jersey at Blume Forte have successfully resolved numerous meritorious defective consumer product cases for our clients. To find out if you may have a valid claim, contact us for a no-cost consultation at 973-635-5400.

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