Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Attachments Recalled

By Bryan Mercer

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July 26, 2011 Updated Jul 26, 2011 at 10:27 AM EDT

Homelite Recalls Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Attachments Due to Laceration Hazard.

about 40,000 Homelite Surface Cleaner Attachments were sold in the United States, exclusively at the Home Depot.

The surface cleaner attachment's nozzle and spray bar can break and detach, striking and/or breaking the unit's plastic housing.

The broken nozzle, spray bar and/or plastic housing can strike consumers, posing a laceration hazard.

There have been nine reports of incidents involving the recalled surface cleaner attachments, including one laceration injury and three reports of minor property damage.

This recall involves drum-shaped surface cleaner attachments for pressure washers.

The pressure washer attachments were sold in orange or red colors and have hexagonal brass-colored nozzles inside a 15-inch plastic drum holding the spray bar.

They were sold with Homelite pressure washer models HL80833 and HL80835.

They were sold separately as Powercare model AP31022A and EZ Clean model AEZ231022.

These products were sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide from February 2010 through June 2011 for about $70 when sold as an attachment and about $450 when sold with a pressure washer.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surface cleaner attachments, and contact Homelite to receive a free replacement surface cleaner attachment.

For additional information, contact Homelite toll-free at (800) 867-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.homelite.com

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