Outdoor Vacuums with Honda Engines Recalled By Billy Goat Industries Inc. Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2007
Release #08-129

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 426-7701
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Outdoor Vacuums with Honda Engines Recalled By Billy Goat Industries Inc. Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Billy Goat MultiVac Outdoor Vacuums

Units: About 1,600

Manufacturer: Billy Goat Industries Inc, of Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Hazard: The vacuum’s fuel tank could crack and leak fuel. If gasoline leaking from the fuel tank is ignited, a fire or explosion can occur. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled outdoor vacuum is black and green with a red motor housing. “Billy Goat” is printed on the vacuum’s bag. Only outdoor vacuums with the following model and serial numbers are included in the recall. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label located directly below the height adjustment crank on the left side of the vacuum.

Models Serial Numbers
MV650H
MV650SPH
061107xxx
061807xxx
062507xxx
070907xxx
072407xxx
073007xxx
080607xxx
081307xxx
082007xxx
082707xxx
090407xxx
091007xxx

Sold at: Outdoor power equipment and rental dealers nationwide from June 2007 through November 2007 for between $1,500 and $1,850.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled outdoor vacuums and contact any Billy Goat or Honda Lawn and Garden dealer for a free fuel tank replacement. Registered owners of the recalled vacuums will be mailed a notice.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Honda at (800) 426-7701 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hondapowerequipment.com

Picture of Recalled MultiVac Outdoor Vacuum