Outerwears Recalls Fuel Funnel Filters

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Outerwears, Inc. of Schoolcraft, Mich. is recalling about 500 of its Outerwears Funnel Pre-Filters.

The company says the pre-filters can create a flash when they are removed from the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. Outerwears received three reports of flashing when the funnel is removed from the fuel tank following a fueling event.

The filters are used to fuel-up off-road and racing vehicles. The recall involves 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 the product.

Manufactured in the U.S., the filters were sold at various off-road and racing retailers nationwide from June 2008 through February 2009 for about $25.

Consumers are asked to stop using the funnel pre-filters and contact Outerwears, Inc. (800/967-3450) to arrange for a full refund.