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Recall - GBG Power Pressure Washer

Web posted on July 05, 2013

This recall involves GBG Power brand 1500 PSI high pressure washers with the model number MU1003 and UPC 6943237100010. The pressure washers are yellow and black in colour, with "1500 PSI" marked on the top of the product in large letters.

The serial numbers affected include 2011090001B to 2011091400B and from 2012040001B to 2012040400B.

The affected product has a defective carbon brush component in the motor assembly which could cause the product to overheat and may pose a fire hazard. Consumers should stop using the pressure washer immediately and exchange it a Home Hardware store.

Health Canada and Home Hardware have received one report of a GBG Power pressure washer overheating and catching fire during use.

The affected product was manufactured in China by Zhejiang Kingwash Electromachinery Co., Ltd., Juanqiao Jinqing Luqiao Taizhou City and imported through Home Hardware Stores Ltd., St. Jacobs, Ontario.

The affected pressure washers were sold from August 2011 to June 2013 and affect approximately 1,500 units of the affected pressure washers were sold at Home Hardware stores across Canada.

For more information, consumers may contact their local Home Hardware store. Please visit the firm's website for individual store hours and contact information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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