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HD Hudson recalls battery-powered sprayers

The sprayer’s lithium-ion battery can overheat

Photo source: CPSC
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 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 and click on “Recalls” at the top of the page for more information.

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