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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

January 11, 2006
Release #06-064
Firm's Hotline: (800) 949-7440
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Generac Power Systems Inc. Announce Recall of Fuel Hoses Sold with Guardian Home Generators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 12" Braided Flex Fuel Hose sold with certain Guardian Home Standby Air-Cooled Generators

Units: 20,000

Generator Manufacturer/Hose Distributor: Generac Power Systems Inc., of Waukesha, Wis.

Hose Manufacturer: RB Royal Industries Inc., of Fond du Lac, Wis.

Hazard: The fuel hoses can leak if bent in an unreasonable fashion during installation or upon completion of installation. If an ignition source is present, a fire or explosion can occur.

Incidents/Injuries: Generac has received no reports of fuel hose leaks. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled 12 inch braided flex fuel hoses are used with Guardian Home Standby Air-Cooled Generators with serial numbers 3789827 and below. The generators are about 4 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet, tan in color, and have identification decal tags displaying the serial number. The decal tag is affixed to the black divider plate that separates the engine from the control panel and can be found by lifting the top/lid of the metal enclosure. The fuel hose came supplied with the generator kits and connects the fuel supply to the generator. The hose is 12 inches long and covered with braided steel.

Sold at: Independent and national dealers sold these generators with the flex fuel hoses between March 2001 and September 2003 for about $1500 to $2500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the generator if the fuel hose is bent or if the ferrules (connectors) are cracked, split or damaged in any way. Consumers with a bent hose or damaged connector should contact Generac Power Systems or a Generac authorized service dealer, to arrange for a free inspection and replacement of the flex fuel hose.

Consumer Contact: Call Generac Power Systems at (800) 949-7440 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at

Generac's Media Contact: Stephanie Borowski at (262) 544-4811.

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