|December 10, 2003
CPSC, S.K. Enterprises Announce Recall of Pressure Washers
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Strategy 1500 PSI Mobile Pressure Washer
Manufacturer: Shanghai Mei Hao Electric Appliance Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China
Importer: SK Enterprises, Inc., Newburgh, New York
Hazard: Overheating, posing a potential for fire and personal injury.
Incidents/Injuries: QVC received 15 reports of overheating. No injuries or property damage have occurred.
Description: These blue and gray electric pressure washers are labeled "Strategy 1500 PSI Powerwasher" and were sold as QVC item number V16257.
Sold At: Directly through QVC, Inc. to consumers via Internet and television.
Remedy: QVC is contacting each purchaser by direct mail to arrange for the return of each pressure washer for a full credit or refund.
Consumer Contact: Call QVC Customer Service at (800) 367-9444 or visit their Web site www.qvc.com.
Media Contact: Brandon Hamm, (484) 701-8748
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.