Recall: Kawasaki Fuel Filters And Tune-Up Kits With Fuel Filters
On 2012-11-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kawasaki Fuel Filters And Tune-Up Kits With Fuel Filters due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2011 for about $5 to $70.
About 60,000 units are involved in this Kawasaki fuel filter recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Filters category in 2012.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 836-4463
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What is the problem?
The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled fuel filters are white translucent plastic and attach to the fuel tubes on Kawasaki lawn mower and utility vehicle engines. The filters were sold separately and as part of engine tune-up kits. "VISU Filter" and a manufacturing date code number are on the top of the filter. The following date codes are included in this recall: 136/11 through 365/11 and 001/12 through 216/12. The tune-up kits say "Kawasaki Engine Tune-Up Kit" on the box. A part number is located on the top of the box. Recalled tune-up kits include one of the following part numbers: 99969-6189, 99969-6190, 99969-6191, 99969-6196 and 99969-6220.
These items were sold new+ at Kawasaki dealers nationwide between August 2011 and August 2012. Filters cost about $5; tune-up kits cost between $40 and $70.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using products with the recalled fuel filters and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer for a free repair.
Kawasaki Motors; toll-free at (866) 836-4463, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m .ET Monday through Friday, www.kawpower.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Kawasaki has received 110 reports of fuel leaks in lawn mowers, including two reports of leaks from replacement filters. No injuries reported.
+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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