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Default Honda Recalls Log Splitter Engines

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 www.hondapowerequipment.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08332.html
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