Subaru Portable Gasoline Generators Recalled by Robin America Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Portable Generators

Hazard:  The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire or burn hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact:  Robin America Inc., toll-free at (866) 664-1363 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online www.subarupower.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

To see photos of the recalled product, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Subaru-Portable-Gasoline-Generators-Recalled-By-Robin-America

Recall Details

Units: About 4,100 units in the United States and 490 units in Canada

Description: The recalled portable gasoline generators are Subaru models SGX3500, SGX5000 and SGX7500. They have yellow fuel tanks and black frames with collapsible handles. The word "Subaru" is on the fuel tank and is on the control panel under the Subaru logo. The Product, or Spec, number and serial number are on the end of the fuel tank above the wheels. Generators with the following product numbers and serial numbers are being recalled:

Model No.

Prod/Spec No.

Description

Serial No.

SGX3500

RGR35023020

3500-watt generator

1000243 to 1000481

1000723 to 1000962

1000988 to 1001745

SGX5000

RGR50023020

5000-watt generator

1000665 to 1000875

1001089 to 1001300

1001326 to 1002049

1002506 to 1002929

SGX7500

RGR75023020

7500-watt generator

1000229 to 1000427

1000629 to 1000828

1000889 to 1001937

1001950 to 1002150

1002823 to 1003216

Incidents/Injuries: Robin America has received four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.    

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the generators and contact Robin America to schedule a free repair.

Sold at: Authorized Subaru Power Equipment dealers nationwide, including authorized internet dealers, between September 2011 and January 2013 for approximately $920 to $1800

Importer: Robin America Inc., of Lake Zurich, Ill.

Manufacturer: Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., of Tokyo

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34589r-eng.php.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

Report an Unsafe Product
We are still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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