Briggs & Stratton Corporation of Wauwatosa, Wis., is recalling about 3,000 fuel tank replacement caps made by Kelch/Bemis.
The fuel tank replacement caps lack ventilation holes which allow pressure to build up in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves model B4363GS fuel tank replacement caps made by Kelch/Bemis for Briggs & Stratton portable generators that use a plastic non-vented fuel tank.
The black fuel tank replacement caps 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 are about 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 KELCH stamped into the bottom of the cap.
The fuel caps, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Briggs & Stratton dealers and retailers nationwide from February 2017, through February 2018, for about $26.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the portable generators and return the recalled fuel tank replacement cap to a Briggs & Stratton dealer for a free replacement.
Consumers may contact Briggs & Stratton at (800) 227-3798 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.briggsandstratton.com and click “Support” at the top of the page to reach the company or for dealer locations.
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