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DeWalt Recalls Generators Due to Shock Hazard


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Washington DC, Jan 4th - Release #07-072

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md., recalled about 13,000 DeWalt DG2900 Portable Generators Units, due to an electrocution hazard. The manufacturer recommends that Consumers stop using these generators immediately and contact DeWalt to arrange for free inspection and, if necessary, repair.

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According to the manufacturer, A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) installed on the generator could fail to operate properly, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recall involves DeWalt DG2900 2900 watt gasoline-powered generators with date codes 200150 through 200635. The generators are black and yellow. "DEWALT" and "DG2900" are printed on the generator. The date code is stamped on the right side of the unit on the black plastic covering the rear of the control panel. Units with an "R" stamped on the name plate are not affected by this recall. The affected models were made in Japan.

For more information, contact DEWALT toll-free at(888) 742-9108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site. Inspectors can download or print a copy of the official CPSC recall by clicking here.

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