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    Default Log Splitter Engines Recalled By American Honda Motor Co. Due to Fire Hazard

    Log Splitter Engines Recalled By American Honda Motor Co. Due to Fire Hazard

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    July 17, 2008
    Release #08-332

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 426-7701
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Log Splitter Engines Recalled By American Honda Motor Co. 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.

    Name of Product: Engines used in SpeeCo and Huskee Brand Log Splitters

    Units: About 6,400

    Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Corp., of Torrance, Calif.

    Hazard: The engine's fuel tank can crack and leak, posing a risk of fire or explosion.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: The recall involves Honda engines (model type GCV160LA N1A) used in Split Master by SpeeCo and Huskee brand log splitters. Only engine serial numbers between 5547012 and 6880908 are included in the recall. The serial number is located below the upper shroud near the oil dip-stick. The following models of log splitters are affected by the recall and are either silver/black or red/black colored.

    Huskee Log Splitter
    LS401227TS (22 Ton)
    LS401228NO (27 Ton)

    SpeeCo Split Masters
    LS401228SP (22 Ton)
    LS401227NO (22 Ton)
    LS401225NO (25 Ton)

    Sold at: The log splitters with the recalled engines were sold at outdoor power equipment dealers and Tractor Supply stores nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $1,150 and $1,500.

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the affected log splitters and contact any Honda Lawn and Garden dealer or Honda Engine dealer for a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled log splitters will be mailed a notice.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Honda at (800) 426-7701 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at Honda Power Equipment -

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    Default Re: Log Splitter Engines Recalled By American Honda Motor Co. Due to Fire Hazard

    Made in USA is not what it once was huh?

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    Default Re: Log Splitter Engines Recalled By American Honda Motor Co. Due to Fire Hazard

    Huskee and SpeeCo splitters are not made in USA, they are made in China...... As far as the engines, they could be US built but are a very low line of Honda engine, NOT a commercial engine as used on real log splitters. Most of these cheap splitters are using nothing more than a push mower spec engine.

    Not to be so blunt, but they are box store junk!

    Ken

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    Default Re: Log Splitter Engines Recalled By American Honda Motor Co. Due to Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by montanaman
    Huskee and SpeeCo splitters are not made in USA, they are made in China...... As far as the engines, they could be US built but are a very low line of Honda engine, NOT a commercial engine as used on real log splitters. Most of these cheap splitters are using nothing more than a push mower spec engine.

    Not to be so blunt, but they are box store junk!

    Ken
    Ah, ok, that sounds better.

    The Chinese can't make anything well. But yet Americans lap it up and make that coutry rich! Wal-Mart, Harbor-frieght, you name it. All junk.

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    Default Re: Log Splitter Engines Recalled By American Honda Motor Co. Due to Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by montanaman
    Huskee and SpeeCo splitters are not made in USA, they are made in China...... As far as the engines, they could be US built but are a very low line of Honda engine, NOT a commercial engine as used on real log splitters. Most of these cheap splitters are using nothing more than a push mower spec engine.

    Not to be so blunt, but they are box store junk!

    Ken
    And that reinforces a fact that even HONDA has a line of low quality crap too. People are always so quick to assume that if it is HONDA powered, it is the best. A nice little reality check.

    Glad no one was hurt, and I hope the recall is well publicized, so it remains that way.

    Will

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    Default Re: Log Splitter Engines Recalled By American Honda Motor Co. Due to Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by montanaman
    Huskee and SpeeCo splitters are not made in USA, they are made in China...... As far as the engines, they could be US built but are a very low line of Honda engine, NOT a commercial engine as used on real log splitters. Most of these cheap splitters are using nothing more than a push mower spec engine.

    Not to be so blunt, but they are box store junk!

    Ken
    Not sure where you got your Speeco log splitter at but the one I have has a Briggs I/C engine, Barnes Haldex pump, Energy valve and maybe Energy cylinder (not sure no markings) and is clearly better then the ones that are sold at Home Depot or Lowes made by MTD/Cub Cadet and a whole lot better then the China made ones at Harbor Freight. They may have changed some of the sourcing for parts recently but I still think alot of the parts are US. If you have proof otherwise I would like to see it as it looked like they were made in the US.

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    Default Re: Log Splitter Engines Recalled By American Honda Motor Co. Due to Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by ETD66SS
    Made in USA is not what it once was huh?
    Fantasy: Today, Ford Motor Company announced the new $prius hybrid car. It will be similar to the Toyota Prius, and will be made somewhere in America.

    Workers at the undisclosed plant location, must be non-union, and agree to never go on strike, like clock work.
    I thank God for these gifts: 2005 Mahindra 2615 HST w/loader, (485 hours), and 3710 backhoe. Markham tooth bar, Bush Hog SQ60 rotary cutter, Bush Hog 3507 angle blade, Bush Hog LLR84 landscape rake w/gauge wheels, Rankin loader mounted forks, Paumco Quick Spade, Agri-Ease 3 point log splitter.

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