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RECALL NOTICE: Fuel Cells Used With Framing Nailers Pose Fire Hazard



U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

May 15, 2008
Release #08-269

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 222-6990
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Fuel Cells Used With Framing Nailers Recalled by Paslode for Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: "Tall Red" Fuel Cells

Units: About 86,000

Manufacturer: Paslode, of Vernon Hills, Ill

Hazard: The fuel cells used to power cordless framing nailers can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves “Tall Red” fuel cells designed for use in Paslode cordless framing nailers. The fuel cells have part number 81600 printed in the upper right hand corner of the product’s packaging. The recalled fuel cells have the following date and manufacture codes.

Best-Use-Before Dates – located at the bottom of each fuel cell:
09 AUG 2009 10 AUG 2009 11 AUG 2009

Manufactured Dates – located on the outside of master cartons:
11 FEB 2008 12 FEB 2008 13 FEB 2008

Sold at: Construction supply and home center stores and by construction supply dealers nationwide from February 2008 through April 2008 for between $11 and $14.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the fuel cells and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Paslode at (800) 222-6990 between 7 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at (PDF). Consumers can also email the firm at

Picture of Recalled Fuel Cell


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