Consumer product recall

DR Power Brand & Generac Brand electric start pressure washers recalled due to carbon monoxide poisoning hazard

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Summary

Product
DR Power Brand & Generac Brand electric start pressure washers
Issue
Consumer products - Poisoning hazard
What to do

Immediately remove the rechargeable battery from the unit and contact Generac to find a dealer who will replace the electronic start/stop switch.

Affected products

This recall involves DR Power Brand Pro 3100 and Generac Brand 3125 Con Gas pressure washers. The product is a pressure washer with an electronic start/stop button.

Affected models are as follows:
Brand Name: Model Name/Number Serial Number(s) or Range UPC Code
DR Power DPW3100DEN PRO 3100 3003024185 to 3004600505 696471073416
DR Power DPW3101DEN DR Pressure Washer PRO 3100 3003074891 to 3004603299 696471073409
DR Power DPW3102DEN PRO 3100 KIT 3006177112 to 3008763507 696471080155
Generac G0071320 3125 CON GAS PW ES CARB EPA3 3002690991 to 3005933713 696471072266
Generac G0071321 3125 CON GAS PW ES CARB EPA3 3003692980 to 3009910753 696471072266
Generac G0071430 3125 CON GAS PW ES SPEEDWASH 3002778837 to 3005933361 696471072273
Generac G0071431 3125 CON GAS PW ES SPEEDWASH CARB EPA3 3006132052 to 3009220435 696471077308

Issue

If the electrical contacts under the engine's start/stop button cover are exposed to moisture, under certain conditions the button may activate without being pushed, causing the pressure washer to self-start and posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if the unit is in a confined space.

As of April 22, 2022, the company has received no reports of units self-starting in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 9 reports of units self-starting and no reports of injury or property damage.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure washer unless they have removed the rechargeable battery, and contact Generac to arrange to have an authorized dealer replace the start/stop switch on the pressure washer free of charge. The pressure washer can continue to be used with the battery removed but using the pull-start option to start the unit.

For more information, consumers can contact Generac by telephone 855-625-2933 or visit the company website www.generac.com/estartpressurewasher.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Generac Power Systems, Inc.

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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 1748 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 53,500 units were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from February 2018 to February 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in United States

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Household items
Companies

Manufacturer

Manufacturer of pressure washer

Generac Power Systems, Inc.

Waukesha

Wisconsin

UNITED STATES

 

Manufacturer of engine

DUCAR Engineering (a/k/a Chongqing Dajiang Power Equipment Co., Ltd)
Bishan

Chongqing
CHINA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-64116