Name of Product: All Power portable gasoline generators
Hazard: The fuel tank can leak, posing explosion, fire and burn hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact J.D. North America to schedule a free replacement fuel tank, including installation.
Consumer Contact: J.D. North America toll-free at (844) 287-4655 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.allpoweramerica.com and click on the APGG Recall link for more information.
Units: About 12,000 (in addition, 300 were sold in Mexico)
Description: This recall involves All Power portable gasoline generators with model numbers APGG6000 and APGG7500. The black and red generators have a black fuel tank on top of the units. Model APGG6000 generators are rated at 6,000 watts and have UPC code 8 4676600055 3 and serial number JD29014S18035 through JD29014U020742. Model APGG7500 generators are rated at 7,500 watts and have UPC code 8 4676600056 0 and serial number JD42014S16027 through JD42014T210606. The model number is located on both sides of the unit. The UPC code and serial number can be found on a silver plate on the upper right hand-side of the back side panel.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 21 reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Sold at: Big Sandy Superstores, Family Farm & Home, Inc., Home Owners Bargain Outlet, Mills Fleet Farm Corp., Nexcom West Coast and other stores nationwide and online at Bluestem.com, BrandsmartUSA.com, HomeDepot.com, hoboonline.com, jbtoolsales.com and other online retailers from March 2014 through May 2016 for between $510 and $725.
Importer/Distributor: J.D. North America Corp., of Charlotte, N.C.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Profeco's (Mexico) press release is available at http://www.profeco.gob.mx/Verificacion/alertas_nvo.asp
The UPC code and serial number can be found on a silver plate on the upper right hand-side of the back side panel of the recalled All Power portable gasoline generators.
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Recall Number: 16-250
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