Tecumseh engines used on various power
equipment recalled due to fire hazard
April 4, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
in cooperation with Tecumseh Power Co., is
recalling about 170,000 products, including
Two-Stage Snow Throwers, Ice Augers, Generators,
Lawn Mowers, Weed Trimmers, Log Splitters
and Fun-Karts, which use Tecumseh engines.
The fuel line on these engines can become
loose or disconnected, resulting in a fuel
leak. This can pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Tecumseh has received 235
reports of disconnected fuel lines, including
two reports of a fire. There have been no
reports of injury.
The recall includes
power equipment with Tecumseh engines listed
below. The engine model number and date
of manufacture (DOM) information is located
on a label on the side of the housing.
The recalled engines have a date of manufacture
code (DOM) that starts with 05241 to 05286.
The label on the engine reads, "Tecumseh Power Company," and
in addition to the Model and DOM information,
lists the Spec number needed for identification.
|Two-Stage Snow Throwers
Cub Cadet, Huskee, Husqvarna, MTD Gold
Series, Murray, Toro, Poulan Pro,Troy-Bilt,
White Outdoor, Yard Machines, Yard
|Ice Augers and Post
||Jiffy, Eskimo, Earthquake,
The products were sold at home and hardware
stores and equipment dealers from September
2005 through January 2006.
Consumers should stop using their equipment
until they receive a free inspection and
possible repair if necessary.
Note: Never store
engine with fuel in tank in a building with
potential sources of ignition such as hot
water or space heaters, clothes dryer, electric
For more information, call
Tecumseh toll-free at (888) 271-4048 between
7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday,
or visit Tecumseh's website at www.tecumsehpower.com.
Consumers should have their engine model, Spec
number, and DOM information available.