Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, South Carolina is recalling about 51,750 Homelite, Husky, and Black Max Brand Generators due to <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The recall was initiated because the fuel gauge can leak excessive amounts of gasoline, posing a fire hazard to consumers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Homelite and Husky brand generators sold exclusively at Home Depot stores and Black Max brand generators sold exclusively at Samâ€™s Club stores.
Affected generators include Homelite models HG3500, HG3510, HG5700, and HG5700R; Husky models HU3650, HUCA5700 and HUCA7000; and Black Max models BM10700A, BM10700B, BM10711A, BM10700DG, BM10700R, BM10700BR, and BM10722G. Generators included in this recall have manufacturing date codes between BML306-BMM151, CHL122-CHM151, and CRL153-CRM059. The model number and manufacturing date code are included on the data label located on the top or side of the generator engine. The recalled generators were manufactured in China, sold nationwide from July 2008 through May 2009, and retailed for between $480 and $1,600.
Products with a green â€œdotâ€ on the outside of the package or a â€œsilver dotâ€ on the fuel gauge face are not included in the recall.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled generator and contact Homelite Consumer Products Inc. (Homelite and Husky brands only) or Black Max (Black Max brands only) for a free repair kit. For Homelite or Husky brand generators, contact Homelite Consumer Products, Inc., toll-free at 1-800-242-4672 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s Web site at www.homelite.com. For additional information regarding Black Max brand generators, contact Black Max, toll-free at 1-800-726-5760 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the firmâ€™s Web site at www.blackmaxtools.com