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December 14,  2001

DeVilbiss Air Power Has Recalled Porter-Cable Portable Generators

Jackson, TN.  (SafetyAlerts) - DeVilbiss Air Power Co. has recalled about 600 Porter-Cable portable generators. A small hole in the generator's fuel tank, where it mounts to the frame, can leak fuel and pose a fire hazard to consumers.

DeVilbiss has received 10 reports of leaking fuel tanks, though no injuries have been reported.

The recalled gasoline-powered generators have the model number BSI550-W printed on the fuel tank between the handles. These generators also have the date code "09-10-01" printed on a bar code label on the gasoline tank support rail. The generators are red with a black fuel tank and have the brand "Porter-Cable" printed on the fuel tank.

Major home centers nationwide sold these generators from September 2001 through October 2001 for approximately $600.

Consumers should stop using these generators immediately and contact DeVilbiss Air Power Co. toll-free at (866) 422-4282 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to arrange for a free tank replacement.

Generators produced on dates other than "09-10-01" are not included in this recall.

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