Homelite Consumer Products Inc. of Anderson, S.C. has recalled about 51,750 Homelite, Husky and Black Max Brand Generators. The fuel gauge can leak excessive amounts of gasoline, posing a fire hazard to consumers. This recall involves Homelite and Husky brand generators sold exclusively at Home Depot stores and Black Max brand generators sold exclusively at Sam’s Club stores. Affected generators include Homelite models HG3500, HG3510, HG5700 and HG5700R, Husky models HU3650, HUCA5700 and HUCA7000, and Black Max models BM10700A, BM10700B, BM10711A, BM10700DG, BM10700R, BM10700BR & BM10722G. Generators included in this recall have manufacturing date codes between BML306-BMM151, CHL122-CHM151 and CRL153-CRM059. The model number and manufacturing date code are included on the data label located on the top or side of the generator engine. Products with a green “dot” on the outside of the package or a silver “dot” on the fuel gauge face are not included in the recall.
The generators were sold by Home Depot and Sam’s Club stores nationwide from July, 2008 through May, 2009 for between $480 and $1,600. Consumers should immediately stop using their generators and contact Homelite Consumer Products Inc. (Homelite and Husky brands only) or Black Max (Black Max brands only) for a free repair kit. For additional information regarding Homelite or Husky brand generators, contact Homelite Consumer Products, Inc. at (800) 242-4672, or www.homelite.com. For additional information regarding Black Max brand generators, contact Black Max at (800) 726-5760 or visiting www.blackmaxtools.com.
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