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Honda Branded Marine Fuel Tanks manufactured by Scepter Corporation

Starting date:
July 13, 2012
Posting date:
July 13, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-14957

Affected products

Honda Branded Marine Fuel Tanks manufactured by Scepter Corporation

Product description

This recall involves 12 and 25 litre Honda-branded marine fuel tanks. The affected fuel tanks can be identified by model numbers M12 and M25, with date codes spanning from February 2011 to April 2012. The tanks are red in colour and have "Honda" moulded into the product.

Hazard identified

Company testing has found that damage or dislocation of the gasket under the fuel pick-up manifold may have occurred during assembly. As a result, there is a small risk that a liquid fuel and/or vapour leak could occur if the tank is inadvertently upset or placed on its side, posing a risk of fire or explosion to consumers.

Neither Scepter Corporation nor Health Canada have received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these fuel tanks.

Number sold

Approximately 985 of the recalled marine fuel tanks were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold at Honda dealerships from February 2011 to May 2, 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
Scepter Corporation
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Retailer
Honda Canada Inc.
Markham
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected fuel tanks and contact their Honda dealership to arrange for a new replacement tank.

For more information, consumers may contact Honda Canada at 1-888-9HONDA9 from 8AM to 7:30PM EST, Monday to Friday.