Recall - Generators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 13, 2009

Release # 09-305

Homelite/Husky Recall Hotline: (800) 242-4672

Black Max Recall Hotline: (800) 726-5760

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Homelite,Husky and Black Max Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot and Sam’s Club Stores 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.  Name of Product: Homelite, Husky and Black Max Brand Generators Units: About51,750 Distributor: Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C.Hazard: The fuel gauge can leak excessive amounts of gasoline, posing afire hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description:This recall involves Homelite and Husky brand generators sold exclusively at Home Depot stores and Black Max brand generator sold exclusively at Sam’s Club stores. Affected generators include Homelite models HG3500, HG3510, HG5700 and HG5700R, Husky models HU3650, HUCA5700and HUCA7000 and Black Max models BM10700A, BM10700B,BM10711A,BM10700DG, BM10700R, BM10700BR &BM10722G. Generators included in this recall have manufacturing date codes betweenBML306-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. Products with a green “dot” on the outside of the package or a “silver dot” on the fuel gauge face are not included in the recall. Sold exclusively at: Home Depot and Sam’s Club stores nationwide from July 2008 through May 2009 for between $480 and$1,600. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their generator and contact Homelite Consumer Products Inc. (Homelite and Husky brands only) or Black Max (Black Max brands only) for a free repair kit. Consumer Contact: For additional information regarding Homelite or Husky brand generators, contact Homelite Consumer Products, Inc. at (800) 242-4672 between 8 a.m. and

5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.homelite.com.For additional information regarding Black Max brand generators,contact Black Max at (800) 726-5760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visiting www.blackmaxtools.com

 

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx