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#79384 - 12/16/01 12:45 PM Recall of Porter-Cable Portable Generators
tdhorne Offline
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Registered: 03/22/01
Posts: 345
Loc: Maryland, USA
DeVilbiss Air Power Co. Announce Recall of


For Immediate Release
December 14, 2001
Release # 02-067
CPSC Contact: Scott Wolfson (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
Generator Recall Hotline: (866) 422-4282

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 (866) 422-4282 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.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link from
your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the
following address: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02067.html
_________________________
Tom Horne

"This alternating current stuff is just a fad. It is much too dangerous for general use" Thomas Alva Edison
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#79385 - 12/16/01 05:09 PM Re: Recall of Porter-Cable Portable Generators
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA
Tom,

Look in the 'Electrical Safety and News' area. The CPSC Recalls are usually posted there the day they come out.

Bill
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