Leisure Time Recalls Thousands of Swing Sets for Potential Injury Hazards
Hongkong Sun Rise Trading, the parent company of brands including Powerworks and Greenworks, has recalled more than one million pressure washer spray guns that could cause serious injuries to users. According to Consumer Reports, the spray gun connector can break causing the hose and/or connector parts to become dislodged, posing a hazard to users.
Injuries and Details of the Recall
So far, the company has received 15 reports of the spray gun connector breaking resulting in 13 injuries. When the spray gun breaks, it could cause the hose and/or parts of the connector to dislodge during use posing an impact injury to the user is any broken pieces are fired as projectiles after breaking loose.
Seven of these injuries required medical attention for broken bones, injuries to the mouth and eyes, or a concussion, a release posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. The spray guns were included with 10 pressure washer models sold under the Greenworks and Powerworks brand names. The spray guns were also sold as aftermarket attachments for use with a variety of pressure washers.
The defective spray guns were sold as an aftermarket attachment with the model number 5202002. The recalled pressure washers have the model number printed on the back of the tool near the top. The spray guns have either “Greenworks” or “Powerworks” printed on the side of the gun. Additionally, when the gun is removed from the hose, the recalled spray guns feature a plastic connector instead of a metal connector.
The recalled pressure washers and aftermarket spray gun 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 spray gun accessory kit was sold for about $40, and the pressure washers were sold for between $100 and $180. Consumers are asked to stop using these products right away and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free replacement spray gun handle.
Product Liability Issues
If you have been injured by these recalled products, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, damages and losses including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, permanent injuries and pain and suffering. An experienced product defect lawyer can help injured victims hold the negligent manufacturer accountable and help them secure maximum compensation for their losses.