Subaru Portable Gasoline Generators Recalled Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

Washington, DC, July 23, 2013 — Subaru portable gasoline generators are being recalled by Robin America due to rire and  burn hazards. Name of product: Portable Generators

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

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:

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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 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 CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion 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 30 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.

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