|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