July 27, 2006
Generac Power Systems Inc. Recalls Engines to Replace Fuel Tanks Due to Risk of Fire
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Generac GTH410 and GTH220 Engines with Plastic Fuel Tanks
Units: About 700
Manufacturer: Generac Power Systems Inc., of Waukesha, Wis.
Hazard: The plastic fuel tanks can leak. If an ignition source is present, a fire or explosion can occur.
Incidents/Injuries: Generac Power Systems Inc. has received 33 reports of fuel tank leaks with these engines. Generac has not received any reports of injuries or property damage.
Description: The following industrial power equipment products, manufactured by the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) listed below are included in this recall:
|Power Equipment Type||OEM/Equipment Seller
||Cleaning Systems Specialists, Inc.
Phone: (619) 448-8111
Phone: (800) 820-0308
Phone: (936) 264-2215
Phone: (317) 808-0717
The recalled Generac GTH410 and GTH220 engines were manufactured from July 2001 to July 2005. GTH410 Engines model numbers with defective fuel tanks are: 0041930EHF; 0043290EHF; 0043291; 0045050EHF; 0045281; 0045283; 0046100EHF; 0046150EHF; 0046910EHF; 0046911. GTH220 Engines model numbers with defective fuel tanks are: 0040990EHC; 0043930EHC; 0045300EHC; 0046090EHC; 0046370EHC; 0046380EHC; 0046390EHC; 0046820EHC; 0047640EHC; 0048820; 0050650; 0051170. The engine model number is located on the side of the motor and contained on a small sticker above the Generac nameplate. The top number on the small sticker is the model number (e.g., 220 or 410). The larger Generac nameplate contains the Engine Identification Number and Serial Number.
Sold at: Independent and national dealers sold the power equipment with the recalled engines from July 2001 through July 2005.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers who purchased power equipment with the recalled engine should stop using it immediately and contact the equipment manufacturer to schedule a free tank replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call Generac Power Systems at (800) 320-1143 anytime, or log on to Generac's Web site at www.generac.com Consumers can also contact the OEM/Equipment Seller directly at the phone numbers listed above.
Generac's Media Contact: Stephanie Borowski at (262) 544-4811.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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