August 13, 2009
Homelite generators recalled
The U.S. company that sells Homelite, Husky and Black Max generators is recalling thousands of them because they might catch fire, federal officials say.
The generators, made in China for Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C., include a fuel gauge that can leak, creating a potential fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in announcing the voluntary recall.
Consumers were advised to stop using the generators and contact Homelite Consumer Products for a free repair kit.
Consumers can call 800-242-4672 for information.