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Tagged: Look Before You Pump

October 7, 2014

OPEI’s campaign cautions users of snowmobiles, boats, motorcycles, small engine and outdoor power equipment to use correct fuel Alexandria, Va., October 7, 2014 – Protecting your investment in small engine products, from boats to snowmobiles, from outdoor power equipment to motorcycles, is smart equipment ownership. Now, the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has partnered with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) in the ‘Look Before You Pump’ campaign, an ethanol education and consumer protection program. The campaign reminds consumers to always use fuels containing no greater than ten percent ethanol when powering their outdoor power equipment or other non-road product, [.....]

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June 10, 2014

OPEI’s campaign continues to warn users of boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, small engine and outdoor power equipment to use correct fuel   Alexandria, Va., June 10, 2014—Protecting your boat, outdoor power equipment, snow mobile, motorcycle and small engine equipment just got easier – thanks to a new partnership that reminds consumers to avoid using greater than 10 percent ethanol gas in any outdoor power equipment or other non-road product, such as boats, snowmobiles and motorcycles, with the exception of “flex-fuel” engine products. The National Marine Manufacturers Association, the leading association for the North American recreational boating industry, will distribute ‘Look Before [.....]

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March 24, 2014

The gasoline most of us put into our cars and outdoor gear, with 10-percent ethanol, is available nationwide, and we pump E10 without a second thought. But a newer form of gas is good for only some cars—and a nightmare for outdoor power equipment. Nothing, in fact, warns you against filling up your mower, string trimmer, or gas can other than a little 3×3-inch warning label that competes for your attention with larger, bolder ads on the gas pump. So the outdoor power equipment trade group is waving the warning flag in Lowe’s, Walmart, and other stores. That newer form [.....]

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February 20, 2014

–OPEI’s consumer protection campaign hitting major retailer store aisles, catalogs and circulars this spring; independent dealers continue support of industry educational program–   Alexandria, Va., February 20, 2014—As consumers head to retail stores this spring to purchase mowers, chain saws, generators, blowers, trimmers, power washers, and a host of other small engine equipment, they will see an important ethanol fuel message from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The message to ‘Look Before You Pump’ will help consumers protect their outdoor power and [.....]

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November 22, 2013

OPEI’s Kris Kiser explains the organization’s new fuel education campaign. Launched at the 2013 GIE+EXPO, Look Before You Pump is an attempt to educate landscape contractors, dealers and consumers about the threat new, higher-ethanol fuels pose to equipment.To read more from this article, click here.

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October 24, 2013

–Industry’s consumer protection campaign prepares consumers for changing gas pumps and higher ethanol fuel blends– Alexandria, Va., October 23, 2013—The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, today announced a national ethanol education and consumer protection campaign, called ‘Look Before You Pump.’ The ‘Look Before You Pump’ education campaign cautions consumers that it is harmful and illegal to use higher than 10 percent ethanol gas in any outdoor power equipment, such as mowers, chain saws, snow throwers, UTVs, generators and other small engine products.  The [.....]

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