Briggs & Stratton Recalls More Than 200,000 Surface Cleaners Due to Injury Hazard

The spray bar can break and detach from the central hub, causing broken pieces to strike consumers

Briggs & Stratton Recalls More Than 200,000 Surface Cleaners Due to Injury Hazard
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April 25, 2018

Briggs & Stratton is recalling more than 200,000 pressure washer surface cleaners.

The spray bar on the affected surface cleaner's can break and detach from the central hub, causing broken pieces to strike consumers, posing an injury hazard.

Recalled Product Details

This recall involves 3000 PSI Briggs & Stratton and Craftsman branded pressure washer surface cleaners that are designed to clean a variety of outdoor surfaces including concrete, asphalt, and stone walkways.

The recalled surface cleaners are black, red, or gray and have the Briggs & Stratton or Craftsman brand names printed on the top of the product. All recalled surface cleaner models have 3000 PSI molded into the top of the housing. The cleaner connects to a pressure washer rated up to 3000 PSI.

Where and when were they sold?

These pressure washer surface cleaners were sold at Briggs & Stratton dealers, Lowe's Home Improvement, and other department, home, and hardware stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com from March 2010 through February 2018.

To date, Briggs & Stratton has received five reports of the surface cleaners spray bar detaching from the central hub, including one report of the spray bar striking an operator, resulting in a cut on the knee which required sutures to close.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surface cleaners and contact Briggs & Stratton at (877) 370-7505 for instructions on receiving a free replacement product.