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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2004
Release # 05-045
RMM Recall Hotline: (800) 304-1316
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, RMM Corporation Announce Recall of BLACK CAT Electric Pressure Washers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product:
BLACK CAT Electric Pressure Washer
Shanghai MeiHao Electric Co. Ltd., of Shanghai, China
RMM Corporation, Eden Prairie, Minn.
The electric motor in the pressure washer can overheat and melt the housing, possibly igniting nearby flammable materials or exposing live electrical parts.
RMM and CPSC are aware of 14 incidents of pressure washers overheating, including one report of damage to a wooden deck. Many of these incidents occurred when the pressure washer was left running and unattended. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled pressure washers have a black plastic housing and a BLACK CAT logo on both sides of the unit. "MCM International," "Model TW1800" or "Model BC2200" appear on a silver label on the recalled units.
Target and Menard's stores sold the recalled pressure washers between March 2002 and September 2002 for about $145.
Consumers should stop using the recalled electric pressure washers immediately and contact RMM to arrange for a refund or free replacement.
Call RMM Corporation at (800) 304-1316 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.