Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

HD Hudson Recalls Battery-Powered Sprayers Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product: illu-Mist Battery-Powered Garden Sprayers

Hazard: The sprayer's lithium-ion battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: March 18, 2021

Units: About 64,000

Consumer Contact: HD Hudson at 800-394-8802 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at hdhudson.com and click on Recalls for more information for more information.

Description: This recall involves illu-Mist 40001 one-gallon & 40002 two-gallon battery-powered garden sprayers. The sprayers have a plastic triangle-shaped handle in gray with teal blue trim and a white tank with "illu-Mist" printed on the front side of the tank. The sprayers measure 15.5 inches and 19.5 inches in height when assembled.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery-powered sprayers, remove the battery tray, and look for a brown battery. If the battery is brown, consumers should remove the battery and tray and dispose of them in accordance with local laws for disposal of lithium-ion batteries, and contact HD Hudson for a free replacement battery and tray. Always follow proper battery use and storage procedures as listed in the instructions.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of batteries overheating, including one report of a battery melting and catching fire resulting in less than $100 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Lowe's stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from December 2019 through January 2021 for between $40 and $50.

Importer: HD Hudson, of Lowell, Mich.

Manufactured In: China