More than 1 million pressure washer spray guns sold under the Greenworks and Powerworks brand names have been recalled, following reports of problems where the hose or connector became dislodged during use, resulting in serious injuries while spraying fluids at extremely high pressure.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a pressure washer recall on April 7, impacting a number of different models sold at Lowes and through other retailers between January 2017 and February 2021.
Problems with the pressure washer plastic spray guns have been linked to at least 13 injuries, including broken bones, concussions, and facial injuries. Seven of those incidents resulted in hospital or medical treatments.
The plastic spray gun connector used with all of the models may be defective and break, causing the hose and parts of the connector to come apart during use. This poses a serious risk for individuals using the power washer.
About 1.06 million units were impacted by the recall, including Greenworks Pressure Washer models with PSI (pounds per square inch) of 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800 and 2000, PowerWorks 1700 and 1800 PSI Pressure Washers and a separate plastic gun kit.
The CPSC recommends consumers stop using the recalled spray guns immediately and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free spray gun handle replacement. For more information or instructions on how to receive a new handle, consumers can call 833-211-9185 Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Consumers can also go online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on Important Safety Notices, or visit https://greenworks.ordertree.com/pressure-washer-gun-handle-recall to get a free replacement handle.