March 18, 2009
Gas Generators Recalled by Sycamore SCS Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Sycamore Pro Gas Generators
Units: About 1,500
Distributor: Sycamore SCS, of Louisville, K.Y.
Importer: Creative Resources, of Louisville, K.Y.
Hazard: A plastic sediment cup attached to the bottom of the fuel valve can crack during shipping and handling and cause fuel leakage or spillage, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sycamore SCS has received nine reports of generators leaking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the following models of the Sycamore Pro gas generators: APEX 3, APEX 7, APEX 6, EGS 3.2, EGS 4.8, and EGS 7. “Sycamore Professional” and the model name can be found on the front of the generator. All models are black and green and have side control panels. The APEX 3, 6, and 7 are portable generators and have two wheels. The EGS 3.2, 4.8, and 7.2 do not have wheels.
Sold at: Various dealers and stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oregon, Texas, and Washington between May 2008 and October 2008 for between $940 and $2,340.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled generators immediately and contact Sycamore SCS for a free replacement sediment cup. All known consumers have been notified.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sycamore SCS at (800) 801-2051 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sycamorepro.com
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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