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1 million Greenworks and Powerworks pressure washer spray guns recalled due to impact injury hazard

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading is recalling about 1.06 million Greenworks and Powerworks pressure washer spray guns due to an impact injury hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the spray gun connector can break, causing the hose and/or parts of the connector to become dislodged during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the user.

This recall involves the Greenworks brand 2000 psi plastic pressure washer spray gun included in:  the Greenworks brand 2000 psi Plastic Gun Accessory kit, Greenworks brand Pressure Washer models ranging from 1500 -1800 psi, and certain Powerworks brand Pressure Washer models ranging from 1700-1800 psi.  The model number is printed on the back of the pressure washer unit, near the top.  The brand, Greenworks or Powerworks, appears on the side of the pressure washer spray gun.  In addition, when the spray gun is removed from the hose, the interior connector is made of black plastic, not metal, on recalled units.

Model Number

DESCRIPTION

Date Codes

GPW1500

GREENWORKS 1500 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 – 10/31/19

GPW1501

GREENWORKS 1500 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 – 5/11/20

GPW1600

GREENWORKS 1600 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 – 10/31/19

GPW1602

GREENWORKS 1600 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 – 6/2/20

GPW1702

GREENWORKS 1700 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 – 10/31/19 (sold at Lowe’s) 1/1/17 – 6/8/20 (sold elsewhere)

GPW1704

GREENWORKS 1700 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 – 10/31/19

GPW1800

GREENWORKS 1800 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 – 7/7/20

GPW1803

GREENWORKS 1800 PSI Pressure Washer

1/1/17 – 12/17/19

5202002

Plastic Gun Kit

All with that model number

PWA101

POWERWORKS 1700 PSI Pressure Washer

1/10/20

PWA104

POWERWORKS 1800 PSI Pressure Washer

1/11/20

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled spray guns and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free replacement of the spray gun handle.

Hongkong Sun Rise has received 15 reports of the pressure washer spray gun connector breaking, allowing the hose and/or parts of the connector to become dislodged when under pressure during use.  This resulted in 13 reports of injuries, including 7 of which required medical treatment for post-concussion, broken bones and/or injuries to the eyes and mouth.

The pressure washer spray guns were sold at Lowe’s Stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com, Amazon.com, and other online retailers from January 2017 through February 2021. The plastic gun accessory kit was sold for about $40 and the pressure washers were sold for between $100 and $180.

Consumers can contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 1-833-211-9185 Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notices” at the top of the page for more information.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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