|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued December 14, 2001, Revised May 6, 2005
Release # 02-067
|Company Phone Number: (800) 888-2468
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
Note: Phone Number Change.
CPSC, DeVilbiss Air Power Co. Announce Recall of Porter-Cable Portable Generators
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DeVilbiss Air Power Co., of Jackson, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 600 Porter-Cable portable generators. A small hole in the generator's fuel tank, where it mounts to the frame, can leak fuel and pose a fire hazard to consumers.
DeVilbiss has received 10 reports of leaking fuel tanks, though no injuries have been reported.
The recalled gasoline-powered generators have the model number BSI550-W printed on the fuel tank between the handles. These generators also have the date code "09-10-01" printed on a bar code label on the gasoline tank support rail. The generators are red with a black fuel tank and have the brand "Porter-Cable" printed on the fuel tank.
Major home centers nationwide sold these generators from September 2001 through October 2001 for approximately $600.
Consumers should stop using these generators immediately and contact DeVilbiss Air Power Co. toll-free at (800) 888-2468 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to arrange for a free tank replacement. For more information consumers can visit the company's website at www.devap.com.
Generators produced on dates other than "09-10-01" are not included in this recall.
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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