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Pressure washer is being recalled by Generac Power Systems due to carbon monoxide risk

Pressure Washers Recalled BY Generac Power Systems Due to Carbon Monoxide Risk CONGASPWESSPEEDWASHCARBEPA3PressureGenerac Power Systems is recalling about 53,000 electric start pressure washers in the United States and 1,750 in Canada.

The electronic start/stop button on the pressure washer can malfunction and self-start, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if the unit is in a confined space. 

The firm has received nine reports of the pressure washers self-starting and operating without being connected to a water supply. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves Generac and DR Power brand electric start pressure washers with model numbers DPW3100DEN, DPW3101DEN, DPW3102DEN, G0071320, G0071321, G0071430, and G0071431.

The pressure washers have an electric start/stop button for the unit’s gasoline-powered engines, as well as a rechargeable battery used to power the button.  

The model and serial numbers are printed on a label located on the product’s frame.

Consumers can check specific unit type, model number, and serial number location information at www.generac.com/service-support/product-support-lookup.

This recall involves only the following Generac and DR Power brand electric start pressure washers:

Recalled Pressure Washers

Model Number           

Serial Number Range

DR Pressure Washer PRO 3100

DPW3100DEN

3003024185-3004600505

DR Pressure Washer PRO 3100

DPW3101DEN

3003074891-3004603299

DR Pressure Washer PRO 3100

DPW3102DEN

3006177112-3008763507

3125 CON GAS PW ES CARB EPA3

G0071320

3002690991-3005933713

3125 CON GAS PW ES CARB EPA3

G0071321

3003692980-3009910753

3125 CON GAS PW ES SPEEDWASH CARB EPA3

G0071430

3002778837-3005933361

3125 CON GAS PW ES SPEEDWASH CARB EPA3

G0071431

3006132052-3006132052

The pressure washers were sold at major home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online, including Ace Hardware, Amazon, City Electric Supply, Costco, Do It Best, eBay, Essendant, Fastenal, Home Depot, Lowe’s Stores, Menard’s, Orgill, Power Equipment Direct, Ravitsky Bros., Tractor Supply, True Value, and Walmart from February 2018 through February 2022. The cost was between $450 and $650.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure washer unless they have removed the rechargeable battery, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. They also should contact Generac to arrange to have an authorized dealer replace the start/stop switch on the pressure washer for no charge.

The pressure washer can continue to be used with the battery removed but using the pull-start option to start the unit, Generac said in a statement. The company is contacting known consumers directly to provide more details about the repair.

For more information, call Generac Power Systems at 855-625-2933 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit www.generac.com and click on “Important Recall Information” located at the bottom of the page, or go to http://www.generac.com/estartpressurewasher.

For details on other recalls, go to www.recalls.gov.

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