Safety Alert Number 0908277


Homelite, Husky, and Black Max Generators Recalled Due to Fire
Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot and Sam's Club Stores
Release # 09-305
Homelite/Husky Recall Hotline: (800) 242-4672
Black Max Recall Hotline: (800) 726-5760
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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. Name of Product: Homelite, Husky, and Black Max Brand Generators
Units: About 51,750
Distributor: Homelite Consumer Products Inc. , of Anderson, S.C. Hazard: The fuel gauge can leak excessive amounts of gasoline, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: 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. Sold exclusively at: Home Depot and Sam's Club stores nationwide from July 2008 through May 2009 for between $480 and
$1,600. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their generator and contact Homelite Consumer Products Inc. (Homelite and
Husky brands only) or Black Max (Black Max brands only) for a free repair kit. Consumer Contact: For additional information regarding Homelite or Husky brand generators, contact Homelite Consumer
Products, Inc. at (800) 242-4672 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.homelite.com . For
additional information regarding Black Max brand generators, contact Black Max at (800) 726-5760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visiting www.blackmaxtools.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/prhtml09/09305.html