Name of Product: Electric Start Pressure Washers
Hazard: 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.
Recall Date: April 28, 2022
Units: About 53,000 (In addition, 1,750 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact: Generac Power Systems toll-free at 855-625-2933 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at 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 more information.
Description: This recall involves Generac and DR Power brand electric start pressure washers with model numbers DPW3100DEN, DPW3101DEN, DPW3102DEN, G0071320, G0071321, G0071430 and G0071431. The electric start 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
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure washer unless they have removed the rechargeable battery, and contact Generac to arrange to have an authorized dealer replace the start/stop switch on the pressure washer free of charge. The pressure washer can continue to be used with the battery removed but using the pull-start option to start the unit. Generac is contacting known consumers directly to provide more details about the repair.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
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 for between $450 and $650.
Manufacturer: Generac Power Systems Inc. (Electric Start Pressure Washer), of Waukesha, Wisconsin
Manufactured In: United States