News from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2009
Release # 09-171 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800)
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Recalls Filters Used in Fuel Funnels Due to Fire
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: Outerwears Funnel
Units: About 500
Manufacturer: Outerwears Inc., of
Hazard: The Funnel Pre-Filters can create a
flash when they are removed from the fuel tank
posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Outerwears received three
reports of flashing when the funnel is removed
from the fuel tank following a fueling event. No
injuries have been reported.
Description: These filters are used to
fuel-up off-road and racing vehicles. The recall
involves Outerwears Funnel Pre-Filters, or fuel
funnel pre-filters, with the model numbers
20-2465-03, 20-2466-03, 20-2467-03, and
20-2474-03. The red fabric mesh filters were
available in two sizes, small and large, and in
two different shapes to accommodate various
sizes of fueling funnels. The name of the
manufacturer, Outerwears, is the only marking on
Sold at: Various off-road and racing
retailers nationwide from June 2008 through
February 2009 for about $25.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the
funnel pre-filters and contact Outerwears, Inc.
to arrange for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information,
contact Outerwears Inc. at (800) 967-3450
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, from Monday
to Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at