CPSC, Tecumseh Products Co. Announce Recall of Engines on Outdoor Power Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 1999
Release # 99-177

Company Phone Number: (888) 271-4048
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052

 

CPSC, Tecumseh Products Co. Announce Recall of Engines on Outdoor Power Equipment

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tecumseh Products Co., of Grafton, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 118,000 engines equipped with a fuel shut- off valve on various brands of outdoor power equipment. Fuel can leak from a small hole in the engine's fuel line, presenting fire and explosion hazards to consumers.

Tecumseh Products Co. has received two reports of fuel lines leaking. No injuries have been reported.

The Tecumseh engines with fuel shut-off valves that are being recalled have D.O.M. numbers from 9121 through 9233. The D.O.M. number is located on the engine's label. The Tecumseh name is found on the engine and on the engine's label. These engines are primarily on snow blowers. Augers and post hole diggers, log splitters, shredders, irrigators and ventilating fans also have been equipped with these engines.

Power Equipment

 

 

Brand Name

 

 

Snow Blowers





 

 

Ariens
Frigidaire
Garden Way
MTD
Murray
Simplicity
Snapper
Toro

 

 

Augers and Post Hole Diggers

 

 

Ardisam
General Equipment Co.

 

 

Log Splitters

 

 

Brave

 

 

Shredders

 

 

Garden Way

 

 

Irrigators

 

 

Wade

 

 

Ventilating Fans

 

 

Super Vacuum
Tempest Technology

 

 

 

 


Mass merchandise stores nationwide sold power equipment with the recalled engines from June 1999 to September 1999 for about $800 to $2,000. The products were also sold through authorized factory dealerships.

Consumers should stop using the equipment immediately and call Tecumseh toll-free at (888) 271-4048 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CDT Monday through Saturday to arrange for a free repair.

Picture of Engine

Picture of Engine Information on Label