01/26/2011 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // Sandra Quinlan // Justice News Flash
Charlotte, NC—Husqvarna Professional Products Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily recalled approximately 600 Poulan Pro Generators due to fire hazards associated with them. The CPSC announced the recall on Jan. 20, 2011.
While the Charlotte-based company has yet to receive any reports of injuries or adverse incidents in connection with the recalled generators, it did receive four reports of fuel leakage.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that gasoline could leak if the generator’s carburetor fails, thus posing fire hazards to consumers who use the defective product.
According to the CPSC news release, “This recall involves gas-powered Poulan Pro Generators designed for residential use. Models included in the recall are: PP4300, PP6600, PP6600E and PP7600E, all serial numbers. The generator’s model number can be found on the front of the fuel tank on the Serial Number Plate. The generators are black and marigold color, measure 21.5″ H x 26.6″ L x 21.3″ range from 4.4 to 7.6 KW with two handles and two wheels.”
The recalled generators cost between $600 and $1,000 and were sold by Poulan Pro and Husqvarna authorized dealers nationwide from July 2010 through September 2010.
Consumers have been urged to cease use of the faulty generators and contact Husqvarna toll-free at (877) 257-6921 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit the company’s website at www.husqvarna.us/december2010Alert.
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