HD Hudson recalls battery-powered sprayers

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The sprayer’s lithium-ion battery can overheat

HD Hudson of Lowell, Mich., is recalling about 64,000 illu-Mist battery-powered garden sprayers.

The sprayer’s lithium-ion battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

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.

This recall involves illu-Mist 40001 one-gallon & 40002 two-gallon battery-powered garden sprayers. measuring 15.5 inches and 19.5 inches in height when assembled.

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

What to do

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 it 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.

Consumers may contact HD Hudson at (800) 394-8802 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at hdhudson.com and click on “Recalls” at the top of the page for more information.

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