CSA International, in cooperation with Fuzhou Launtop M&E Co. Ltd. and Better Source Asia, announces a voluntary recall of gasoline and diesel powered generators

    TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - CSA International, in cooperation with Fuzhou
Launtop M&E Co. Ltd. and Better Source Asia, of Fuzhou City, China announces a
voluntary recall of approximately 30,000 gasoline-and diesel-powered
generators. The affected models were produced with uncertified circuit
protectors, circuit breakers, receptacles and wiring and do not meet the
applicable standards. The uncertified components and wiring may pose a shock
and/or fire hazard. In addition, some generators may have circuit breakers
bearing counterfeit (unauthorized use) registered trademarks belonging to CSA
    No incidents or injuries have been reported related to the affected
    This recall affects all gasoline models rated for 950 W, 1200 W, 2500 W,
3000 W, 3800 W, 5000 W, and 6500 W and diesel models rated for 2200 W, 3600 W,
5000 W, 5500 W and 6000 W. The affected models may bear a CSA mark with or
without file numbers 223771 or 233220.
    These generators were sold in Canada and the United States under the
brand names Alternative Power Source, Aurora, CM, Elim International, Ener G,
Genertek, Launtop, Portland, Power on the Go, Red Maple. The units were sold
by retail, equipment auction houses and internet outlets for between $160.00
to $2,300.00 CDN
    Owners of the subject generators are advised to stop using them
immediately and are requested to return them to the point of purchase or to
contact Fuzhou Launtop M&E Co. Ltd. toll free at 1-866-975-6748, between 11:00
am and 7:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday, or via the company website at
www.launtop.cn for a free replacement.

    About CSA International

    CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other
products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA's marks
appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of
CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes;
OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services; and QMI, a leading North
American management systems registrar. CSA International can be found online
at www.csa-international.org

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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