December 14, 2001
DeVilbiss Air Power Has Recalled Porter-Cable Portable Generators
- 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
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