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CPSC & Generac Recall Generators For Faulty Hoses


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On January 11th 2006, CPSC, along with Generac Power Systems Inc. of Waukesha, WI, recalled about 20,000 12" Braided flexible fuel hoses sold with certain air-cooled generators for a defect that constitutes a fuel leak/fire-explosion hazard.

According to the manufacturer, consumers should stop using the generator if the fuel hose is bent or if the ferrules (connectors) are cracked, split or damaged in any way. Consumers with a bent hose or damaged connector should contact Generac Power Systems or a Generac authorized service dealer, to arrange for a free inspection and replacement of the flex fuel hose.

The recalled 12 inch braided flex fuel hoses are used with Guardian® Home Standby Air-Cooled Generators with serial numbers 3789827 and below. The generators are about 4 feet by 2 feet by 2½ feet, tan in color, and have identification decal tags displaying the serial number. The decal tag is affixed to the black divider plate that separates the engine from the control panel and can be found by lifting the top/lid of the metal enclosure. The fuel hose came supplied with the generator kits and connects the fuel supply to the generator. The hose is 12 inches long and covered with braided steel.

For more information, contact Generac Power Systems at (866) 949-7440 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Generac website.

To view the original CPSC recall, including photos of the units involved, visit the CPSC website.

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