Briggs & Stratton Fuel Tank Replacement Cap Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Briggs & Stratton Fuel Tank Replacement Cap Recall [US]Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a Wauwatosa, Wisconsin establishment, recalls an estimated 3,000 Portable Generator Fuel Tank Replacement Caps made by Kelch/Bemis due to suspected failure to incorporate ventilation holes to prevent pressure build-up and consequential risk of fire and property damage, all serious safety hazards.

CPSC: http://ht.ly/id4r30mdN9y

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Briggs–Stratton-Recalls-Portable-Generator-Fuel-Tank-Replacement-Caps-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain model B4363GS Fuel Tank Replacement Caps made by Kelch/Bemis for Briggs & Stratton Portable Generators that use plastic non-vented fuel tanks.

  • The recalled Fuel Tank Replacement Caps are black and are missing the vent within the clear lens covering the fuel gauge. The Fuel Caps can be identified by visually inspecting the clear lens for a vent hole towards the bottom of the gauge. The Caps measure approximately 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches in width. Two 5.5 inch metal rods extend from the bottom of the Caps to support a float that moves the needle in the fuel gauge. The Fuel Tank Replacement caps have the name of the manufacturer, KELCH, stamped into the bottom of the cap.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled products can be found on the Web site/sites listed above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the recalled Fuel Tank Replacement Caps lack ventilation holes which allow pressure to build up in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the Portable Generators and return any of affected recalled Fuel Tank Replacement Caps to a Briggs & Stratton dealer for a free replacement.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Briggs & Stratton toll-free at 1-800-227-3798 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Central Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.briggsandstratton.com and click support to reach the company or for dealer locations.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Fuel Tank Replacement Caps, please search for “fuel” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Burn or Scald hazards, please search for “burn” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Fire hazards, please search for “fire” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to products made, marketed and/or sold by Briggs & Stratton, please search for “Briggs” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to products made, marketed and/or sold by Kelch, a division of Bemis Manufacturing Company, please search for “Kelch” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 19-007
Recalls Direct RIN: 10725-2018
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