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Subject: multiple recalls Date: 11/15/2012 6:02 PM
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1. Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixtures Recalled by Dolan Northwest Due to Fire and Shock Hazards http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13039.html
2. Kawasaki Motors Recalls Lawn Mower Engines Due to Fire Hazard
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13040.html
3. Kawasaki Motors Recalls Fuel Filters for Lawn Mower and Utility Vehicle Engines Due to Fire Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13041.html
4. American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13042.html


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1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2012
Release #13-039

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 213-5758
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixtures Recalled by Dolan Northwest Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture

Units: About 8,000

Importer: Dolan Northwest LLC, of Seattle d/b/a Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, Builders Lighting and Destination Lighting

Manufacturer: Dongguan Young Long Electric Co. Ltd.

Hazard: The fixture's socket wire insulation can degrade, leading to charged wires becoming exposed, causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture. This poses a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of defective fixtures which resulted in the home's Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) tripping. No injuries have been reported to the firm.

Description: This recall involves round ceiling-mounted light fixtures, satin nickel or bronze in color with a domed alabaster glass shade. The light fixture is 14 inches in diameter and 5.5 inches high and has two sockets marked "BO AN" that take 75 watt bulbs. The light fixtures were sold as Design Classics Model 562-09 and 562-30. The brand name and model number are on the inside of the fixture pan.

Sold at: Builders Lighting, Globe Lighting, Seattle Lighting and online at DestinationLighting.com from September 2008 through September 2009 for about $32.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light fixtures and return them to the place of purchase to obtain a free replacement fixture and a $50 voucher, or contact the firm to schedule a free home repair.

Consumer Contact: Dolan Northwest LLC; toll-free at (888) 213-5758, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; or e-mail flushmountrecall@seattlelighting.com, flushmountrecall@globelighting.com, flushmountrecall@builderslighting.com, or flushmountrecall@destinationlighting.com; or online at www.seattlelighting.com, www.globelighting.com, www.builderslighting.com, or www.destinationlighting.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13039.html


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2. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2012
Release #13-040

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 836-4463
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kawasaki Motors Recalls Lawn Mower Engines Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Lawn Mower Engines

Units: About 210,000

Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hazard: The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki Motors has received 110 reports of fuel leaks. No injuries reported.

Description: This recall includes Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawnmowers made and sold under the following brand names: Ariens, Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog, Bob-Cat, Bush Hog, Country Clipper, Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper, Dixon, DR Power Equipment, Encore, Exmark, Ferris, Gravely, Hustler, Husqvarna, Land Pride, SCAG, Simplicity, Snapper Pro, Tiger Corp, Toro, Worldlawn and Woods. Engines may have also have been bought separately and used in other lawn mowers. Recalled engines are 13 to 36 horsepower, air-cooled, v-twin engines. "Kawasaki" and the model number are printed on the top of all of the engines. In addition, the spec and serial numbers are printed on a label on one side of the engine.

The model, spec and serial numbers can be found in a table on CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13040.html

Kawasaki Motors is recalling the filters used in these lawn mower engines and utility vehicle engines that use the recalled filters, also.

Sold at: Authorized Kawasaki small engine dealers and lawn and garden equipment retailers nationwide. Recalled units were sold between October 2011 and August 2012 for between $2000 and $10,000.

Manufactured in: U.S.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using mowers with the recalled engines and fuel filters and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Kawasaki Motors; toll-free at (866) 836-446, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.kawpower.com or e-mail the firm at ffrecall@kmc-usa.com for more information.

Note: Health Canada also has a press release on this recall which is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re...

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products and a table of model/serial/spec numbers, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13040.html


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3. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2012
Release #13-041

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 836-4463
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kawasaki Motors Recalls Fuel Filters for Lawn Mower and Utility Vehicle Engines Due to Fire Hazard

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Fuel Filters and Tune-Up Kits with Fuel Filters

Units: About 55,000 filters and about 1,200 tune-up kits

Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hazard: The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has received 110 reports of fuel leaks in lawn mowers, including two reports of leaks from replacement filters. No injuries reported.

Description: 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.

Kawasaki Motors is recalling lawn mowers and utility vehicles that use this filter, also.

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide between August 2011 and August 2012. Filters cost about $5; tune-up kits cost between $40 and $70.

Manufactured in: U.S.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using products with the recalled fuel filters and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: 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 ffrecall@kmc-usa.com

Note: Health Canada also has a press release on this recall which is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re...

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13041.html


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4. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2012
Release #13-042

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 888-3139
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Portable Generators

Units: About 150,600

Distributor: American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Hazard: The generator's fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Honda is aware of four incidents of fuel leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Honda gasoline-powered portable generators with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025. The generators are black and red in color or have a camouflage design. They measure about 20 inches long by 11 ½ inches wide by 16 ½ inches tall. "Honda," "EU converter" and the model number 2000i are printed on the side of the generator. "Companion" is printed on the side of some EU2000i models. The serial number is located on the lower right side, rear corner of the generator.

Sold at: Honda Power Equipment dealers, Camping World, Gander Mountain, Grainger, Hertz Rental, John Deere, National Pump & Compressor, Northern Tool, Scheels Sporting, Sportsman's Warehouse, Sunbelt Rentals, True Value, United Rentals, White Cap and Wholesale Sports store nationwide and online from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $1,150 and $1,400.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: American Honda; Phone toll-free (888) 888-3139, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://powerequipment.honda.com and click on "Recalls and Updates" under "Service and Support" for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13042.html
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