|May 25, 2010
Cummins Power Generation Recalls Portable 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 the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Portable Generators
Units: About 550
Importer: Cummins Power Generation, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufacturer: Loncin Industries Ltd., of China
Hazard: Fuel can leak through the carburetor during normal usage, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 25 reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Cummins Onan Portable Generators. "Cummins Onan" and the model number are printed on the front of the generator. The serial number is printed on the generator's name plate. Only generators manufactured on or after June 2009 and before December 2009 are included in this recall.
|Model Numbers||Serial Numbers starting with...
|F09 through L09
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from June 2009 through February 2010 for between $700 and $1,100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Cummins for a refund. All known users have been contacted by the firm.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cummins at (800) 344-0039 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cumminsonan.com/portable/
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household
chemicals -– 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
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.