1,500 Sycamore gas generators recalled due to fire hazard
- March 18, 2009 3:22 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 1,500 Sycamore Pro Gas Generators because they could be a fire hazard to users.
The commission said in a release that a plastic sediment cup attached to the fuel valve bottom can crack during shipping and handling, and cause fuel leaks or spills and be a fire hazard to users.
The recall includes the following models of the Sycamore Pro gas generators: APEX 3, APEX 7, APEX 6, EGS 3.2, EGS 4.8 and EGS 7.
So far, Sycamore SCS of Louisville, K.Y., has received nine reports of generators leaking. But no injuries or property damage have been reported, the commission said.
Sycamore Professional and the model name can be found on the generator’s front. All models are black and green, and have side control panels. The APEX 3, 6, and 7 models are portable generators and have two wheels. The EGS 3.2, 4.8, and 7.2 do not have wheels.
The commission advises that consumers stop using the recalled generators immediately and contact Sycamore SCS for a free replacement sediment cup. All known consumers have been notified, the commission said.
The generators were sold at various dealers and stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oregon, Texas and Washington between May 2008 and October 2008 for between $940 US and $2,340 US each.
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