Consumer product recall

Briggs & Stratton recalls Briggs & Stratton Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner

Starting date:
April 20, 2018
Posting date:
April 20, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Affected products

Briggs & Stratton Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner

Product description

This recall involves Briggs & Stratton Pressure Washer Surface Cleaners, which is used with a pressure washer (sold separately in Canada). The UPC code is 011675061784. Model number "6178" is printed on the packaging material but not on the unit itself.

The affected product has "3000 PSI" molded into the top of the black plastic housing. The corrected product does not have "3000 PSI" molded into the top of the housing.

Hazard identified

The surface cleaner's spray bar can break and detach from the central hub, causing the spray bar/nozzle to strike and/or break the unit's plastic housing. The spray bar/nozzle assembly, and/or pieces of the broken plastic housing can strike consumers. This poses a risk of injury to consumers.

As of April 12, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 4 reports of incidents involving product defects, and 1 report of injury resulting from the detachment of the spray/bar nozzle assembly.

Number sold

Approximately 5400 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 201,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold in Canada from May 2011 to February 2018, and in the United States from March 2010 to February 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Tecomec S.r.l
Reggio Emilia

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and register to return the product for a free replacement online or by contacting Briggs & Stratton.

For more information, consumers may visit or contact Briggs & Stratton Corporation by phone, toll-free at 1-877-370-7505 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website (US CPSC to provide link).

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.