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September 1, 1999

Tecumseh Products Company Recalls Engines for Possible Fuel Leak

TECUMSEH, MI, (SafetyAlerts) - Tecumseh Products Company has initiated the process with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to voluntarily recall for repair 118,000 engines because a manufacturing problem which caused a pinhole leak in the fuel lines.

A spokesman for the company told SafetyAlerts that the company was still trying to determine how many of the affected engines actually reached the consumer level.  Only a small percentage of engines built after April 30, 1999, primarily for snow throwers, are affected.

No reports of accidents due to the damaged fuel lines have been received by the company. Nonetheless, Tecumseh has taken immediate steps to update all OEM customers and dealers authorized to sell or repair Tecumseh engines.

Tecumseh is a full-line independent global manufacturer of hermetic compressors for air conditioning and refrigeration products, gasoline engines and power train products for lawn and garden applications, and pumps.

Consumers who would like more information can call Tecumseh Products at (414) 377-2700

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