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HD Hudson is recalling battery-powered sprayers sold at Lowe’s, Amazon due to fire hazard

HD Hudson is recalling about 64,000  battery-powered illu-mist battery-powered garden sprayers due to a fire hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the sprayer’s lithium-ion battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves illu-Mist 40001 one-gallon & 40002 two-gallon battery-powered garden sprayers.  The sprayers have a plastic triangle-shaped handle in gray with teal blue trim and a white tank with “illu-Mist” printed on the front side of the tank.  The sprayers measure 15.5 inches and 19.5 inches in height when assembled.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery-powered sprayers, remove the battery tray, and look for a brown battery.  If the battery is brown, consumers should remove the battery and tray and dispose of them in accordance with local laws for disposal of lithium-ion batteries, and contact HD Hudson for a free replacement battery and tray.  Always follow proper battery use and storage procedures as listed in the instructions.

The firm has received four reports of batteries overheating, including one report of a battery melting and catching fire resulting in less than $100 in property damage.  No injuries have been reported.

The sprayers were sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from December 2019 through January 2021 for between $40 and $50.

Consumers should contact HD Hudson at 1-800-394-8802 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at hdhudson.com and click on Recalls for more information 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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