One Million Spray Guns Recalled Due to Injury Hazard
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, one million Greenworks and Powerworks Pressure Washer spray guns have been recalled. The spray gun connector can break, which causes the hose and parts of the connector to become dislodged during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the operator. The CPSC advises all consumers to stop using these recalled spray guns immediately.
This recall involves the Greenworks 2000 psi plastic pressure washer spray gun. This spray gun was included in a variety of Greenworks and Powerworks pressure washer models. These were sold nationwide and online at Lowe’s, Amazon, and other retailers between January 2017 and February 2021. The plastic gun accessory kit retailed for around $40 and the affected pressure washers were sold for between $100 and $180.
On these recalled spray guns, the interior connector is made from plastic rather than metal.
|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|
To date, Hongkong Sun Rise has received 15 reports of the spray gun connector breaking, with 13 reports of injury. Of those 13 reports, 7 required medical attention.
For those affected, you can contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free replacement of the spray gun handle. They can be reached at 833-211-9185 Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm ET and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm ET. or, you can visit them at www.greenworkstools.com and click on the “Important Safety Notices” link at the top of the page.