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GBG Power Pressure Washer

Starting date:
July 5, 2013
Posting date:
July 5, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-34389

Affected products

GBG Power Pressure Washer

Product description

This recall involves GBG Power brand 1500 PSI high pressure washers with the model number MU1003 and UPC 6943237100010. The pressure washers are yellow and black in colour, with "1500 PSI" marked on the top of the product in large letters.

The serial numbers affected include 2011090001B to 2011091400B and from 2012040001B to 2012040400B.

Hazard identified

The affected product has a defective carbon brush component in the motor assembly which could cause the product to overheat and may pose a fire hazard.

Health Canada and Home Hardware have received one report of a GBG Power pressure washer overheating and catching fire during use.

Number sold

Approximately 1,500 units of the affected pressure washers were sold at Home Hardware stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected pressure washers were sold from August 2011 to June 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Zhejiang Kingwash Electromachinery Co., Ltd.
Juanqiao Jinqing Luqiao Taizhou City
CHINA
Importer
Home Hardware Stores Ltd.
St. Jacobs
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the pressure washer immediately and exchange it a Home Hardware store.

For more information, consumers may contact their local Home Hardware store. Please visit the firm’s website for individual store hours and contact information.

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.