Electric Pressure Washers recalled due to motor overheating

Monday, November 15th 2004, 11:52 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ RMM Corporation is recalling about 30,500 electric pressure washers because the electric motor can overheat and cause the housing to melt, possibly exposing live electrical parts or igniting nearby flammable materials, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday.

There were 14 incidents of the Black Cat pressure washers overheating, including one report of damage to a wooden deck. There were no reports of injuries. Many of the incidents occurred when the pressure washer was left running unattended., the CPSC said.

The washers have black plastic housing and a Black Cat logo on both sides of the unit. The silver labels say ``MCM International,'' ``Model TW1800'' or ``Model BC2200.''

The washers, made in China, were sold at Target and Menard's stores between March 2002 and September 2002 for about $145.

Consumers should stop using the washers immediately and contact RMM for a refund of free replacement, at 800-304-1316 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.