CleanFUEL USA Issues Proactive Recall for Hose Fittings on Blue Bird Propane Vision School Bus
GEORGETOWN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — CleanFUEL USA, a leading supplier of alternative fuel infrastructure and liquid propane engine systems, issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding the fuel hose fittings on the Blue Bird Propane Vision school bus, company officials announced today. The company determined a potential safety-related condition exists with a faulty conical hose fitting. No accidents have been reported associated with this recall.
“It is a paramount concern for the company to uphold the integrity of our engine systems and ensure the safety, performance and longevity of our products,” said Curtis Donaldson, President of CleanFUEL USA. “Through consistent quality reviews, we have been very proactive in investigating this issue and in notifying the supplier of the failed components, who acknowledged the issue pertaining to the defective parts. These parts will no longer be used in future models and we are working with Blue Bird closely to identify and notify affected dealers and owners.”
During an independent quality review, CleanFUEL found evidence of the hose fitting separating from the fuel line, which could potentially cause a small amount of propane fuel to be released. Several mechanisms are in place to safely stop the fuel flow; however, the cutoff of fuel from these safety mechanisms may result in a vehicle stall.
In partnership with Blue Bird, CleanFUEL is pursuing a 100 percent recall of all Propane Vision school bus products issued before August 2011 within the affected population. CleanFUEL will replace faulty conical hose fittings with a new crimp hose fitting design at no charge.
About CleanFUEL USA
Founded in 1993, CleanFUEL USA is a recognized leader in certified and approved alternative fuel dispensing equipment for propane and E85. CleanFUEL is also a leader in the advancement of liquid propane injection systems for light to medium duty fleet vehicles. The company distributes OEM and aftermarket engine fuel systems, fleet management network services, and associated technical support, training and fuel contract services. CleanFUEL USA is a registered trademark of CleanFUEL Holdings, Inc. Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, CleanFUEL has sales, engineering, and operations facilities in Michigan as well as international offices in New Delhi, India and Buenos Aires, Argentina. www.cleanfuelusa.com
SOURCE CleanFUEL USA