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Portable Husky Generators

Starting date:
August 1, 2009
Posting date:
August 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Flammability Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002081

Affected products

Portable Husky Generators

Product description

This recall involves two models of portable "Husky" brand generators: HUCA7000 and HUCA5700. Generators with model number HUCA7000 are powered by Honda whereas generators with model number HUCA5700 are powered by Yamaha.

Generators with a silver dot on the face of the fuel gauge and boxes with a green dot, which contain reworked units, are not included in this recall.

Hazard identified

The generators are equipped with fuel gauges that may leak gasoline, posing a potential fire hazard to the consumer.

Neither Homelite Consumers Products Inc. nor Health Canada have received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians relating to the use of these generators.

Number sold

Approximately 53 of the recalled products were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products may have been sold in Canada between February 2009 and May 2009.

Companies

Importer
Homelite Consumer Products Inc.
Anderson
South Carolina
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable generators and contact Homelite Consumer Products Inc.

For more information, consumers may contact Homelite Consumer Products Inc. at 1-800-242-4672, or visit the firm's website.