I can't count how many times I've written this .
I bought the first 2 in Az in 2003 .
Returned both 4 times each for leaks that made them redesign them .
2 months ago I returned 1 , the motor wont turn off .
They replaced the motor and it had alot more pressure , meaning , the pumps wear down .
2 weeks later I returned it for the same reason .
Motor won't turn off .
Besides , the padding makes it real nice on the back , but , you also sweat a whole lot , and I mean a lot .
Don't buy one .
Get a rocket sprayer instead .
I think it's rocketspray.com
I bought one last year. Used it 2 rounds of spraying yards and then the motor would not turn on. I called the company and they said return it to them to fix for free. They were having a few glitches with the model and they just sent me the latest model last month to replace what i had but I have not even gotten it out the box yet.
If you buy one make sure you have a backup hand pump backpack sprayer. I really like them but you still need a backup sprayer.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2005
Release # 05-081
Firm's Hotline: (800) 854-3218
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, SHURflo Announce Recall to Repair Backpack Sprayers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
Name of product: ProPack Rechargeable Electric Backpack Sprayers
Units: About 6,100
Manufacturer: SHURflo LLC, of Cypress, Calif.
Hazard: The power plug can corrode after extensive exposure to water and
corrosive chemicals, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of power plug
failures and one report of a minor fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled SHURflo ProPack Model SRS-540 rechargeable
electric backpack sprayers have manufacture dates before September 2004.
The model number and manufacture date are printed on a label affixed to
the motor bracket, which can found by removing the battery pack. The
sprayers have a clear or black hose, aluminum spray lance, and a white
body. The words "SHURflo" and "Pro Pack" are printed on a label on the
front of the unit.
Sold at: Pest control, turf care, sanitary maintenance and tool and
equipment distributors nationwide from July 2003 through August 2004 for
between $170 and $215.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the backpack sprayers immediately
and contact SHURflo to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Call SHURflo at (800) 854-3218 between 8 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the SHURflo Web site at www.shurflo.com