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Exploding Electrostatic Sprayers Recalled
March 2, 2021 -
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After 37 incidents where Victory Innovations electrostatic sprayers have over heated, caught on fire, or exploded, the company is recalling 432,000 units for replacement of the battery pack. No injuries have been reported, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice 21-073.
The recall involves Victory Innovations and Protexus-branded cordless handheld and backpack electrostatic sprayers sold between January 2016 to November 2020. The Victory Innovations logo appears on the front or the side of the green and white cordless sprayers and model VP-20A or VP-20B appears on the battery pack. The Protexus logo appears on the front or the side of the black and white sprayers and model PX20A or PX20B appears on the battery back.
Facility manager with the recalled electrostatic sprayers are directed to remove and dispose of the battery pack, and contact the company for a free replacement. Victory Innovations can be reached at 888-674-2482 or at www.victoryinnovations.com.
Naomi Millán is editor of Building Operating Management.