June 19, 2007
Cummins Power Generation Inc. Recalls Stationary Natural Gas and Propane Fueled Generators Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Stationary Natural Gas and Propane Fueled Generators
Units: About 3,300
Manufacturer: Cummins Power Generation Inc., of Fridley, Minn.
Hazard: The generator's fuel shut-off valve can fail to close, resulting in a gas leak from the unit. This poses a risk of fire and burn injuries to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Cummins Power Generation has received one report that the fuel shut-off valve failed to close. No injuries or damages have been reported.
Description: The recall involves both commercial and residential model Cummins Power Generation gaseous-fueled stationary generator sets (fueled by propane or natural gas). They have the following model numbers listed on the generator nameplate which is located at the front base of the unit: commercial models GGDB, GGMA/B/C, and GNAA/B/C, and residential models RS15000, RS20000, and RS30000. These units also have serial number A050734102 through L068998479 and "Cummins Power Generation" listed on the generator nameplate.
Sold at: Cummins Power Generation's authorized distributors and dealers nationwide and www.costco.com from January 2005 through February 2007 for a retail cost of between $8,000 to $25,000 (depending on the model, retail outlet, and date of purchase).
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these generators immediately, place the Operators switch in "OFF" and maintain this status until the upgrade is completed. The local distributor or dealer should be contacted to schedule a free, on-site repair by a Cummins Power Generation authorized trained technician.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Cummins Power Generation Inc. at (800) 888-6626, Option 3, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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