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Voluntary Recall of Makita Portable Generators -- Possibility of fuel leakage

Makita Portable Generator G1700i

Fuel leakage may occur due to the breakage of an outlet nipple on the fuel tank for our portable generators.

Consumers should stop using these recalled portable generators immediately and contact Makita Canada to arrange for a free repair.

Affected Models: G1700i
*Manufactured from September 2003 through February 2009

Location of the label (Model and Serial number)

The generator serial number is typically located on the right side panel when viewing from the control panel. However, some products will have the serial number label located on the rear cover. Please see the table below for the affected serial numbers

Required action (Outline of the procedure)

Owners of the affected product must stop using the product immediately and contact Makita Canada. The information is shown below.

Contact Information

Brand Model Product Number Serial Number of effected [7 digits]
Makita G1700I RAS170xxxxx #3000003 - 3000688,#3010003 - 3021505, #6000001 - 6017296, #8000001 - 8004382
Name: Ken Marumoto
Address: 1950 Forbes St, Whitby, ON, L1N 7B7
Phone No: 1-800-571-2200 Ext 245
Facsimile No: 1-800-565-0906

Makita Canada Inc. will replace the part free of charge. Any other associated costs of repair will be the responsibility of the owner of the generator

Personal information of customer

Any personal information collected from the owner of the generator will be kept in confidence by Makita Canada Inc. It will be used only for our records in documenting any repairs associated with this recall and will not be shared or used for any other purpose.

Makita Canada Inc. wishes to apologize to our valued customers for any inconvenience that is caused. We are taking all necessary steps to prevent any future incidents such as this. We will implement a more stringent quality control plan in order to prevent these types of defects from occurring. Thank you in advance for you patience and understanding.



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