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CPSC: Fuel Tank Replacement Caps Made By Kelch/Bemis

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On 2018-10-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Fuel Tank Replacement Caps Made By Kelch/Bemis due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2017 for about $26.

About 3,000 units are involved in this portable generator fuel tank replacement caps recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Generators category in 2018. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 400,000 product units.

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Fuel Tank Replacement Caps Made By Kelch/Bemis
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.briggsandstratton.com
Phone: 800-227-3798

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What is the problem?

The fuel tank replacement caps lack ventilation holes which allow pressure to build up in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves model B4363GS fuel tank replacement caps made by Kelch/Bemis for Briggs & Stratton portable generators that use a plastic non-vented fuel tank. The fuel tank replacement caps are black and are missing the vent within the clear lens covering the fuel gauge. The fuel caps can be identified by visually inspecting the clear lens for a vent hole towards the bottom of the gauge. The caps are about 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches in width. Two 5.5 inch metal rods extend from the bottom of the caps to support a float that moves the needle in the fuel gauge. The fuel tank replacement caps have KELCH stamped into the bottom of the cap.

These items were sold new+ at Briggs & Stratton dealers and retailers nationwide from February 2017 through February 2018 for about $26.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the portable generators and return the recalled fuel tank replacement cap to a Briggs & Stratton dealer for a free replacement.

Briggs & Stratton at 800-227-3798 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or online at www.briggsandstratton.com and click support to reach the company or for dealer locations.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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