Victory and Protexus Lithium-ion Battery Packs for Electrostatic Sprayers recalled due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

Starting date:
February 3, 2021
Posting date:
February 3, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-74861

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Victory and Protexus Lithium-ion Battery Packs for Electrostatic Sprayers.
  • Issue: The sprayer's rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack can overheat and melt, posing a risk of the product catching fire and/or exploding.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the electrostatic sprayers with the recalled battery pack, remove the battery pack and dispose of it in accordance with the applicable transportation and waste requirements for lithium-ion batteries, depending on your location.  Consumers may contact Victory Innovations for a free replacement battery pack.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and Victory Innovations.

Affected products

Victory and Protexus Lithium-ion Battery Packs for Electrostatic Sprayers

Product description

This recall involves Victory Innovations and Protexus-branded cordless handheld and backpack electrostatic sprayers used to disinfect surfaces. They come with a nozzle, nozzle wrench, tank, lithium-ion battery pack and a battery pack charger. The Victory Innovations cordless sprayers have a green and white exterior. The Victory Innovations logo appears on the front or the side of the green and white 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. Battery packs on recalled units have visible screw heads and a case with no parting lines. 

Affected model numbers and descriptions:

Victory Brand:

  • VP-20A - Professional 16.8 Volt Battery 3400 mAh
  • VP-20B - Professional 16.8 Volt Battery 6800 mAh

Protexus Brand:

  • PX20A - Professional 16.8 Volt Battery 3400 mAh
  • PX20B - Professional 16.8 Volt Battery 6800 mAh

Hazard identified

The sprayer's rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack can overheat and melt, posing a risk of the product catching fire and/or exploding. 

As of January 13, 2021 the company has received 3 reports of incidents in Canada with no report of injuries.  In the United States, the company received 37 reports of incidents, and 9 reports of property damage.

Number sold

The company reported that 27,000 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 405,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2016 to November 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Manufacturer
Victory Innovations
Twinsburg
Ohio
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the electrostatic sprayers with the recalled battery pack, remove the battery pack and dispose of it in accordance with the applicable transportation and waste requirements for lithium-ion batteries, depending on your location.  Consumers may contact Victory Innovations for a free replacement battery pack. 

For more information, consumers can contact Victory Innovations toll free at 1-888-674-2482 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday to Friday or by Email or Online

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.