Electrostatic sprayers with lithium-ion batteries packs are being recalled by Victory Innovations due to fire and explosion hazards
The sprayer’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack can overheat and melt, posing a risk of the product catching fire and/or exploding.
Victory Innovations has received 37 reports of the sprayer’s lithium-ion battery pack overheating, catching on fire, or exploding; some of the incidents resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Victory Innovations and Protexus-branded cordless handheld and backpack electrostatic sprayers used to disinfect surfaces. They come with a nozzle, nozzle wrench, tank, lithium-ion battery pack, and a battery pack charger.
The Victory Innovations cordless sprayers have a green-and-white exterior. The Victory Innovations logo appears on the front or the side of the green-and-white sprayers, and model VP-20A or VP-20B appears on the battery pack.
The Protexus logo appears on the front or the side of the black-and-white sprayers, and model PX20A or PX20B appears on the battery back. Battery packs on recalled units have visible screw heads and a case with no parting lines.
The sprayers were sold at chemical and cleaning supply distributors nationwide and online at Amazon.com, SupplyWorks.com (Home Depot Pro Institutional), and Staples.com from January 2016 through November 2020. The cost was between $100 and $150.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sprayers and remove the battery pack and dispose it in accordance with local laws for disposal of lithium-ion batteries, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. They should also contact Victory Innovations about a free replacement battery pack, including shipping costs.
For more information, call Victory Innovations at 888-674-2482 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, email ES-Sprayerbatteryrecall@stericycle.com, or visit www.victoryinnovations.com and click on Battery Recall.