Lawsuit Investigation: Milwaukee Switch TankSprayer Leaks
Last Updated on October 25, 2022
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who purchased a Milwaukee Switch Tank backpack sprayer that leaks.
- What’s Going On?
- Attorneys are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of people who purchased Milwaukee Switch Tank backpack sprayers. They believe a defect may be causing the sprayer tanks to leak.
- How Can a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
- A class action, if successful, could help Milwaukee Switch Tank buyers get back some of the money they spent on the product and potentially force Milwaukee to address the problem.
- What You Can Do
- If your Milwaukee Switch Tank leaks, fill out the form on this page to get in touch. An attorney working with ClassAction.org may reach out to you directly to explain how you can help get a class action lawsuit started.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a class action can be filed on behalf of people who bought a Milwaukee Switch Tank sprayer.
Owners of these backpack sprayers have reported online that their Milwaukee Switch Tanks leaked—even right out of the box in some cases—and attorneys are looking into whether a defect is to blame.
As part of their investigation, attorneys need to speak with people whose sprayer tanks leaked so they can learn more about the problem and determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.
If you’ve had leaking problems with your Milwaukee Switch Tank, fill out the form on this page to tell us about your experience. You may be able to get back some of the money you spent on the backpack sprayer.
What Problems Have Been Reported?
Owners of the Milwaukee Switch Tank have reported that the backpack sprayer’s tank leaks from the bottom, in some cases soon after was purchased.
Concerningly, many users have reported getting pesticides, Roundup or other chemicals all over their backs or legs as a result of the leaking problem, which may pose a health hazard.
Below is a sample of complaints that have been posted online about the leaks [sic throughout]:
Great tool if the tank would not leak roundup down the back of my legs.”
— dntrodg, 07/12/22, MilwaukeeTool.com
Bought one [to] replace a manual backpack sprayer. Functions well, but leaks uncontrollably. This seems to be a major issue and renders it completely useless unless you want chemicals down your back. Any solutions Milwaukee?”
— Rauben27, 08/16/21, HomeDepot.com
Do not buy. There are other highly rated battery sprayers in this price range or less. I’ve used it three times and it leaks every time, yard marker dye and chemicals all down my back. I own many Milwaukee products and three batteries so I sort of got sucked into this- do not make that same mistake.”
— Eric, 09/19/21, HomeDepot.com
I loved the concept and really wanted to like this sprayer. Bought 2 of them today about 3 hours apart. The first one I filled with water and round up - leaked all over my truck and bottom of tank on hose side. Drive the hour back to Home Depot and picked up another one. Didn’t waste round up on this one - filled with water and what do you know, it leaked in the same a lot. I removed to black plastic on bottom to see it maybe something wasn’t sealed or hose clamped poorly - but it’s leaking from the plastic tank where the inside piece meets it. Oh well, I emailed Milwaukee - but no response yet. Guess I’ll have to find an alternate product now.”
— Tigerdmd64, 04/02/21, HomeDepot.com
Bottom of tank leaked, on first fill. NOT HAPPY to have glyphosate running down my back side. NOT HAPPY AT ALL.”
— trl, 06/21/21, HomeDepot.com
I was excited to use this sprayer because of its seemingly high build quality but as soon as I filled the tank water started pouring out of the bottom of the tank. I would understand this after several years of use but not right out of the box.”
— Blake, 03/10/22, HomeDepot.com
I have a TON of Milwaukee tools. Was stoked to find yet another red tool that I could use my M18 batteries with. Unfortunately, like many other reviewers, my tank leaks at the bottom. It still works, but the slow leak of pesticides getting my back wet isn’t a good feeling. Really unfortunate as I really wanted to love this sprayer....”
— Dustin, 04/25/22, HomeDepot.com
What You Can Do
If you’ve had leaking problems with your Milwaukee Switch Tank, fill out the form on this page to share your experience. After you get in touch, one of the attorneys we work with may reach out to you directly to explain how you could help get a class action lawsuit started.
It doesn’t cost anything to speak to someone about your rights, and if a class action lawsuit is filed and successful, you and other Milwaukee Switch Tank buyers could get back some of the money you spent.
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