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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

December 10, 2003
Alert #04-521

CPSC, S.K. Enterprises Announce Recall of Pressure Washers

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Strategy 1500 PSI Mobile Pressure Washer

Units: 38,000

Manufacturer: Shanghai Mei Hao Electric Appliance Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China

Importer: SK Enterprises, Inc., Newburgh, New York

Hazard: Overheating, posing a potential for fire and personal injury.

Incidents/Injuries: QVC received 15 reports of overheating. No injuries or property damage have occurred.

Description: These blue and gray electric pressure washers are labeled "Strategy 1500 PSI Powerwasher" and were sold as QVC item number V16257.

Sold At: Directly through QVC, Inc. to consumers via Internet and television.

Remedy: QVC is contacting each purchaser by direct mail to arrange for the return of each pressure washer for a full credit or refund.

Consumer Contact: Call QVC Customer Service at (800) 367-9444 or visit their Web site http://www.qvc.com/asp/frameset.asp?nest=/recalls.html?cp=index&cont=cr .

Media Contact: Brandon Hamm, (484) 701-8748

picture of recalled pressure washer