November 15, 2004
RMM Corporation is recalling about 30,000 of its Black Cat Electric Pressure Washers. The electric motor in the pressure washer can overheat and melt the housing, possibly igniting nearby flammable materials or exposing live electrical parts.
There have been at least 14 incidents of pressure washers overheating, including one report of damage to a wooden deck. Many of these incidents occurred when the pressure washer was left running and unattended. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled pressure washers have a black plastic housing and a BLACK CAT logo on both sides of the unit. MCM International, Model TW1800 or Model BC2200 appear on a silver label on the recalled units.
Target and Menards stores sold the recalled pressure washers between March 2002 and September 2002 for about $145.
Consumers should stop using the recalled electric pressure washers immediately and contact RMM to arrange for a refund or free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call RMM Corporation at (800) 304-1316 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).