Victory Innovations, manufacturer of electrostatic sprayers used for disinfecting surfaces, has recalled lithium-ion batteries due to fire and explosion hazards after receiving reports of the lithium-ion battery pack in the electrostatic sprayers overheating, catching on fire or exploding.
University of Washington (UW) units with electrostatic sprayers should immediately:
- Stop using the recalled Victory Innovations sprayers according to the recall notice.
- Remove the battery.
- Complete an Online Chemical Waste Collection Request form (for University of Washington personnel only; requires a UWNetID to access).
- Do not mix the recalled batteries with other non-recalled batteries.
- Do not put recalled batteries in an eMedia bin.
Call Victory Innovations toll-free at 888.674.2482 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or visit www.victoryinnovations.com and click “Battery Recall” to request a free replacement battery pack.
This recall involves Victory Innovations and Protexus-branded cordless handheld and backpack electrostatic sprayers purchased from chemical and cleaning supply distributors nationwide and online at Amazon.com, SupplyWorks.com (Home Depot Pro Institutional) and Staples.com from January 2016 through November 2020.
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.
Contact Victory Innovations Recall Hotline at 888.674.2482 with questions about identifying the recalled batteries and replacing the battery pack.