Honda Recalls Log Splitter Engines for Fire Hazard

American Honda Motor Corp., of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 6,400 engines used in SpeeCo and Huskee Brand Log Splitters. The engine's fuel tank can crack and leak, posing a risk of fire or explosion.

The recall involves Honda engines, model type GCV160LA N1A, used in Split Master by SpeeCo and Huskee brand log splitters. Only engine serial numbers between 5547012 and 6880908 are included in the recall. The serial number is located below the upper shroud near the oil dip-stick. To view a list of models included in the recall, visit www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08332.html.

The log splitters with the recalled engines were sold at outdoor power equipment dealers and tractor supply stores nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $1,150 and $1,500. For more information, contact Honda at (800) 426-7701 or visit www.hondapowerequipment.com.

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