May 23, 2001
Baldwin Fuel Filters and Hastings Fuel Filters Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain
Baldwin Fuel Filters and Hastings Fuel Filters made by Clarcor, Inc.
These fuel filters are used as replacement
equipment in certain Chevrolet, DaimlerChrysler, Daihatsu, Dodge, Eagle, Geo, Hyundai,
Lexus, Mitsubishi, Plymouth, Suzuki, and Toyota passenger vehicles.
Gasoline can leak through the seam of the filter.
In the presence of an ignition source, a possible fire can occur in the engine
Part Numbers BF1100 and BF1179 fuel filters sold
by Baldwin and certain GF242 and GF288 fuel filters sold by Hastings.
These fuel filters were purchased from Maddocks
between Sept. 20, 1999, and Sept. 11, 2000, and can be easily identified because of the
label affixed to them, which indicates the flow direction of fuel and states "MADE IN
17,740 filters are affected by this recall.
Baldwin and Hastings will implement a program to
retrieve the defective fuel filters at no charge to the costumer. The manufacturer
reported that independent distributor notification would begin on March 16, 2001. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Baldwin at
1-800-822-5394 or Hastings at 1-800-887-8836.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01E009]
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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