Champion Laboratories recalls FRAM Model G2 Fuel Filter

Starting date:
April 20, 2017
Posting date:
April 20, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-62994

Affected products

FRAM Model G2 Fuel Filter

Product description

Champion Laboratories FRAM Model G2 Fuel Filter. The product included in this recall is an in line fuel filter intended for use in low pressure fuel delivery systems for carbureted engines. The product is sold as a kit consisting of a plastic fuel filter, having an inlet and an outlet, and two connection hoses and clamps.

Hazard identified

The connection hoses in the kit accompanying the filter are not properly sized. The inlet and outlet require 5/16” diameter connection hoses. In an affected product, the connection hoses are 3/8” in diameter and oversized. A fuel leak will occur if a filter is installed with the oversize connection hoses, posing a risk of fire.

As of April 20, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 18 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in Canada from July to December 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan and assembled in the United States.

Companies

Distributor
FRAM Group Operations, LLC
Lake Forest
Illinois
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
UCI International
Bannockburn
Illinois
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected FRAM Model G2 Fuel Filter and contact Champion Laboratories for a product exchange at no cost. If the filter has been installed using the hoses supplied with the filter, Champion will also reimburse the cost of installing the replacement filter.

For more information, consumers may contact the Champion Customer Service Line at 1-800-882-0890 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., EST, Monday to Friday.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.