Originally issued March 22, 2006, Revised May 24, 2007
Valsi Corporation Announce Recall of Generators with Plastic Fuel Tanks For Fire Hazard
Note: Telephone Number Change.
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the Ambilight feature immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Valsi Single Phase Portable Generators
Units: About 900
Manufacturer: Corporativo Valsi S.A de C.V, Guadalajara, Mexico
Importer: Valsi Power Equipment Inc., of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: The fuel tanks can crack and leak fuel, posing a risk of fires and burn injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 67 reports of fuel tank leaks. There have been no reported injuries.
Description: The Valsi "G" model G38MG0750RV, G42MG0750RV, G55MG0900RV, and G65MG1100RV are portable generators with black plastic fuel tank, full lifting frame, and side control panel. The recalled generators are black with blue label and have "Valsi Generator" printed on the label.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores in Florida Gulf coast region; Highway Equipment and Supply, Orlando, FL; and Florida Department of Transportation, Orlando, FL sold these generators from September 2004 through August 2005 for between $400 and $900.
Manufactured In: Mexico
Remedy: Valsi is directly notifying those consumers who purchased affected generators. Consumers should stop using their generators immediately and contact a Valsi dealer or Valsi customer service to make arrangement to have a replacement gas tank installed at no cost to the consumer.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call the firm at (866) 260-4843 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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