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Coleman Offers Generator Repair Kit

January 9, 1989

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Coleman Powermate Inc. is offering repair kits for about 1,700 electric power generators to correct a possible fuel line leak, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday.

Involved are Powermate Model PM 3000 generators sold by the Kearney, Neb., company over the last five years, officials said.

The company said vibration from use of the generator can cause the fuel line to rub against the edge of the engine cover. If the line breaks, gasoline could be spilled, leading to a fire.

Two reports of fires have been received, although neither involved injuries.

Generators with the serial number 193180 and higher have already been corrected and are not involved in this recall, the company said.

A new fuel line and instructions will be provided to generator owners who contact the company at 1-800-445-1805 or who write Coleman Powermate, Inc., 125 Airport Road, Kearney, Neb., 68848.

Consumers can also contact the commission at 1-800-638-2772.

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