Hongkong Sun Rise Trading of China is recalling about 1.06 million Greenworks and Powerworks pressure washer spray guns.
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.
The firm 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 seven which required medical treatment for post-concussion, broken bones and/or injuries to the eyes and mouth.
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.
A list of the recalled models may be found here.
The spray guns, manufactured in China, 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.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled spray guns and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free replacement of the spray gun handle.
Consumers may contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at (833) 211-9185 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Recall” link at the top of the page for more information.