Athearn product recall

Just over the email wire today comes a notice of a product recall from Athearn. The recall centers around the new Genesis SD60M model factory painted for Norfolk Southern. The problem, as Athearn puts it, is "paint errors on the body." The affected Athearn part numbers are: ATHG67268, ATHG67269, ATHG67270, ATHG67368, ATHG67369 and ATHG67370. The email that I got (which Athearn put out on its email mailing list yesterday) says to take the models back to the location where you purchased them before May 8, 2009, for a refund and then to, hopefully, place an order for the corrected model. The corrected models are expected to ship in about 4 months.

I don't see anything about the recall on Athearn's website yet, so check with your local dealer for further information.