June 25, 2009
Release #09-257

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-3607

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: PowerPlus Generators

Units: About 450

Importer: Big Muddy Sports, of Perryville, Mo.

Hazard: The 220-volt receptacle can fail to produce power correctly and cause power surges that can damage appliances. This poses a risk of fire and possible injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of power surges resulting in damage to appliances. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled PowerPlus Generators are red with a black frame. The model number (BM7200 Power+) is printed on the side of the unit. Recalled units have a date of manufacture of 02/2009 labeled on the fuel tank.

Sold at: Buchheit retail stores in Illinois and Missouri during May 2009 for about $700.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the recalled generator and return it to any Buchheit store for an exchange or full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Big Muddy Motor Sports at (800) 678-3607 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at or

Picture of Recalled Generator