Here are some recent product recalls that may be of interest to some.

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News from CPSC - 3 Recalls and Public Calendar
The following information is contained in today's email:
1) CPSC, Generac Power Systems Inc. Announce Recall of Fuel Hoses Sold with Guardian Home Generators
2) CPSC, Stihl Inc. Announce Recall of Chain Saws
3) CPSC, American Biophysics Corp. Announce Recall of Accessory Used to Clean Mosquito Magnet
4) Public Calendar Vol. XXXIII No. 13

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2006
Release #06-064
Firm's Hotline: (800) 949-7440
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Generac Power Systems Inc. Announce Recall of Fuel Hoses Sold with Guardian® Home Generators

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: 12" Braided Flex Fuel Hose sold with certain Guardian® Home Standby Air-Cooled Generators

Units: 20,000

Generator Manufacturer/Hose Distributor: Generac Power Systems Inc., of Waukesha, Wis.

Hose Manufacturer: RB Royal Industries Inc., of Fond du Lac, Wis.

Hazard: The fuel hoses can leak if bent in an unreasonable fashion during installation or upon completion of installation. If an ignition source is present, a fire or explosion can occur.

Incidents/Injuries: Generac has received no reports of fuel hose leaks. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled 12 inch braided flex fuel hoses are used with Guardian® Home Standby Air-Cooled Generators with serial numbers 3789827 and below. The generators are about 4 feet by 2 feet by 2˝ feet, tan in color, and have identification decal tags displaying the serial number. The decal tag is affixed to the black divider plate that separates the engine from the control panel and can be found by lifting the top/lid of the metal enclosure.. The fuel hose came supplied with the generator kits and connects the fuel supply to the generator. The hose is 12 inches long and covered with braided steel.

Sold at: Independent and national dealers sold these generators with the flex fuel hoses between March 2001 and September 2003 for about $1500 to $2500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the generator if the fuel hose is bent or if the ferrules (connectors) are cracked, split or damaged in any way. Consumers with a bent hose or damaged connector should contact Generac Power Systems or a Generac authorized service dealer, to arrange for a free inspection and replacement of the flex fuel hose.


Consumer Contact: Call Generac Power Systems at (800) 949-7440 between 8 a.m.. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.generac.com

Generac's Media Contact: Stephanie Borowski at (262) 544-4811.

To view this recall online, please visit our website at: https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06064.html

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2006
Release #06-063
Firm's Hotline: (800) 610-6677
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Stihl Inc. Announce Recall of Chain Saws

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: Stihl-brand MS 192 T Chain Saws

Units: About 23,500

Manufacturer: Stihl Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.

Hazard: These chain saws can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard. A connection in the ignition grounding system could loosen and create a spark, posing a fire hazard. Also the springs in the clutch assembly could come out of position allowing a spring of the clutch to be projected from the saw housing resulting in injury to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled Stihl-brand chain saws have model number MS 192 T, located on the side of the chain saw's starter housing. They include serial numbers 264371702 through 266087005, which is located on the top/front of the chain saw's housing.

Sold at: Authorized Stihl dealers nationwide from January 2005 through July 2005 for about $280.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these chain saws immediately and return them to an authorized Stihl dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call Stihl Inc. at (800) 610-6677 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Stihl's Web site at www.stihlusa.com

To view this recall online, please visit our website at: https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06063.html

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2006
Release #06-062
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 699-8727
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, American Biophysics Corp. Announce Recall of Accessory Used to Clean Mosquito Magnet®

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: "L"-Shaped Quick-Clear Valve Adapters used with Mosquito Magnet® Insect Traps

Units: About 335,500

Manufacturer: American Biophysics Corp., of North Kingstown, R.I.

Hazard: The maintenance accessory is an "L"-shaped, Quick-Clear Valve Adapter that can leak or break apart during use, possibly striking and injuring nearby persons or releasing pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2) that can freeze exposed skin.

Incidents/Injuries: American Biophysics has received 11 reports of persons struck by broken adapters and three reports of minor skin irritations caused by the CO2 gas.

Description: The recall involves a maintenance accessory used to clear obstructions in the fuel delivery system of certain Mosquito Magnet® insect traps. The Quick-Clear Valve Adapter is a black and gold, "L"-shaped, brass and plastic device. The adapter was included as a maintenance accessory to clean fuel lines in newly manufactured and retrofitted Mosquito Magnet® insect traps sold only under the following Mosquito Magnet® model names: Defender, Liberty, Freedom and Commercial Pro. Only "L"-shaped adapters are affected by this recall. Mosquito Magnet® products made since November 2003 contain only straight adapters that do not need to be replaced. Adapters for Mosquito Magnet® traps that use rechargeable batteries are not affected by this recall.

Sold at: Home centers, hardware stores, and industrial suppliers nationwide, as well as online and catalog retailers, provided the "L"-shaped Quick-Clear Valve Adapter as an accessory with Mosquito Magnet® insect trap products manufactured from October 2002 through November 2003. The adapters were sold separately for about $8.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should not use the recalled "L"-shaped Quick-Clear Adapter on the Mosquito Magnet insect trap. Contact the firm to receive a free replacement adapter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Biophysics Corp. toll-free at (877) 699-8727 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.mosquitomagnet.com

Press Contact: Betsy Kosheff, 413-232-7057, betsykosheff@msn.com

To view this recall online, please visit our website at: https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06062.html </font>