Warning Light Error Prompts Pump Recall from Hale Products

Driver may not be alerted when the battery is low on charge

Warning Light Error Prompts Pump Recall from Hale Products
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April 20, 2016

An auto parts manufacturer has announced a recall for equipment with issues relating to the battery.

Hale Products is recalling certain portable pumps powered with Yanmar 9 horsepower diesel engines. The warning light on the affected pumps may incorrectly indicate low oil pressure when the battery is low on charge.

If the operator shuts off the pump to add oil due to the mislabeled light, the pump may not restart due to having a weak battery. If the pump cannot be operated, fire suppression may be hindered, increasing the risk of injury.

The company is including about 175 pumps in its recall.

Hale will notify the purchasers of the pump and will provide a replacement label to affix over the oil warning icon on the pump panel. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Hale customer service at (800) 533-3569.