As a precaution, the Company is recalling 59 units from the GG-series (Green Kids, Generation I, II and III models).
All affected customers are being notified of the recall immediately. This represents Railpower’s initial product line. The Company’s new product, the Road Switcher fleet of more than 100 vehicles, in operation or on order, is unaffected by this recall.
The Company’s recall follows a fire in a Generation I Green Goat locomotive on the evening of 30 May 2007. Railpower is undertaking an in-depth analysis of the cause of the fire in Generation I and II GG-series locomotives in order to determine temporary and permanent solutions.
For Generation III Green Goat locomotives, the Company has just completed an in-depth study of any potential difficulties that could affect this fleet and believes these can be remedied within a matter of weeks. It will install a new version of software for battery pack monitoring and implement some mechanical improvements for additional protection.