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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