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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

March 22, 2006
Alert #06-537

Valsi Corporation Announce Recall of Generators with Plastic Fuel Tanks For Fire Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the Ambilight feature immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Valsi Single Phase Portable Generators

Units: About 900

Manufacturer: Corporativo Valsi S.A de C.V, Guadalajara, Mexico

Importer: Valsi Power Equipment Inc., of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The fuel tanks can crack and leak fuel, posing a risk of fires and burn injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 67 reports of fuel tank leaks. There have been no reported injuries.

Description: The Valsi "G" model G38MG0750RV, G42MG0750RV, G55MG0900RV, and G65MG1100RV are portable generators with black plastic fuel tank, full lifting frame, and side control panel. The recalled generators are black with blue label and have "Valsi Generator" printed on the label.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores in Florida Gulf coast region; Highway Equipment and Supply, Orlando, FL; and Florida Department of Transportation, Orlando, FL sold these generators from September 2004 through August 2005 for between $400 and $900.

Manufactured In: Mexico

Remedy: Valsi is directly notifying those consumers who purchased affected generators. Consumers should stop using their generators immediately and contact a Valsi dealer or Valsi customer service to make arrangement to have a replacement gas tank installed at no cost to the consumer.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call the firm at (866) 260-4842 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email them at export@valsi.com.mx



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