|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2009
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 www.buchheitonline.com or www.bigmuddymotorsports.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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