Briggs & Stratton, Craftsman surface cleaners recalled


More than 200,000 Briggs & Stratton and Craftsman-branded pressure washer surface cleaners have been recalled because the spray bar can break and detach, causing broken pieces to strike people.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been five reports of spray bars detaching from the central hub. In one incident, the spray bar struck an operator, resulting in a cut on the knee that required sutures to close.

The recall involves 3000 PSI surface cleaners that came in black, red, or gray. They were sold at Briggs & Stratton dealers, Lowe’s and other stores from March 2010 through February 2018 for between $50 and $80.

Surface cleaners connect to a pressure washer and are used to clean outdoor surfaces such as concrete, asphalt and stone walkways.

The commission said people should stop using the recalled surface cleaners and contact Briggs & Stratton for instructions to register online for a free replacement.

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