CPSC, DeVilbiss Air Power Co. Announce Recall of Porter-Cable Portable Generators

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.

Picture of Recalled Generator