January 23, 2020

STIHL Recalls Pressure Washers Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
STIHL RE 90 Pressure Washers (4951 012 4504)

Hazard: The pressure washer nozzle can disconnect from the spray wand when under pressure during use, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure washers and contact STIHL Inc. or an authorized STIHL servicing dealer to receive a free replacement spray wand. A replacement wand may also be requested here.

Consumer ContactSTIHL Inc. toll-free at 844-978-1291 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Information” and then "Product Recalls" and then “RE-90-wand-service-action” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 16,400

Description: This recall involves the spray wand supplied with STIHL RE 90 Pressure Washers. The pressure washer is gray and orange with “STIHL RE 90” printed on the front. The recalled spray wand measures 15 inches long and attaches to the spray gun. Interchangeable nozzles connect to the spray wand.

Incidents/Injuries: STIHL Inc. has received seven reports of the nozzle detaching from the spray wand during use. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from May 2019 through October 2019 for about $180.

Importer: STIHL Incorporated, of Virginia Beach, Va.

Manufactured in: China

A. Recalled STIHL RE 90 Pressure Washer with Spray Wand, B. STIHL RE 90 Spray Wand, C. STIHL RE 90 Spray Gun, Wand and Nozzle (unassembled), D. STIHL RE 90 Spray Gun, Wand and Nozzle (assembled)

Recalled spray wand (left images; round pins and no notch) and replacement wand (right images; square pins and notch)

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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