Recall: Engines on Outdoor Power Equipment Recalled by Tecumseh Products
CPSC, Tecumseh Products Co. Announce Recall of Engines on Outdoor Power EquipmentWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tecumseh Products Co., of Grafton, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 118,000 engines equipped with a fuel shut- off valve on various brands of outdoor power equipment. Fuel can leak from a small hole in the engine's fuel line, presenting fire and explosion hazards to consumers.
Tecumseh Products Co. has received two reports of fuel lines leaking. No injuries have been reported.
The Tecumseh engines with fuel shut-off valves that are being recalled have D.O.M. numbers from 9121 through 9233. The D.O.M. number is located on the engine's label. The Tecumseh name is found on the engine and on the engine's label. These engines are primarily on snow blowers. Augers and post hole diggers, log splitters, shredders, irrigators and ventilating fans also have been equipped with these engines.
Mass merchandise stores nationwide sold power equipment with the recalled engines from June 1999 to September 1999 for about $800 to $2,000. The products were also sold through authorized factory dealerships.
Consumers should stop using the equipment immediately and call Tecumseh toll-free at (888) 271-4048 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CDT Monday through Saturday to arrange for a free repair.
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