News Release Concerning Voluntary Field Rework of certain Mitsubishi Generators and Welders

September 1, 2000

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. of Japan and CSA International announced today the voluntary field rework of certain Mitsubishi gasoline engine driven electric generators and welders.

The outlet receptacles on these generators and welders do not have adequate over-current protection. As a result, Mitsubishi will carry out a voluntary field rework program to provide additional supplementary protectors. This field rework will be carried out by authorized, trained representatives using a factory supplied kit. There have been no reported incidents of injury or property damage with respect to this situation.

Only the models listed below are affected by this field rework. Owners of models listed should contact their local distributor or the distributor shown below:

Owners of “Hawk Power” Models HPA2900, HPE2900, HPE4000, HPE4800, HPE5800, HPE6700, HPW200A with suffix -F0K, -XF0K, -REK or -R0K., should contact Lister Petter Inc., 815 E. 56 Highway, Olathe, Kansas 66061-4914 USA, phone 1-800-888-3512.

Owners of Mitsubishi Models MGA2900, MGE2900, MGE4000, MGE4800, MGE5800, MGE6700, MGW150A, MGW200 with suffix -R0C, -REC or XF0C, should contact Nichimen America Inc., 222 North Lasalle St., Suite 999, Chicago, Illinois 60601-1010 USA, phone 1-888-387-3464.