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

September 26, 2007 – 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 International.

No incidents or injuries have been reported related to the affected generators.

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; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.

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Anthony Toderian
Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group
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